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Château Lafon-Rochet Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 2011

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"This property must have had some hail damage, as the 2011 seems lighter than normal (and I tasted it on three separate occasions). The color is a healthy dense ruby/plum and there is an attractive, up-front bouquet, but the wine is medium-bodied, somewhat superficial, fresh and fruity. It is ideal for drinking in its first 7-8 years of life." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (85-87 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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Château Lafon-Rochet:
The origin of the “Rochet” name lies quite obviously in the word “roches”, as in the “rocks” that make up the soil of the Lafon-Rochet domain. Over the course of thousands of years, crumbling rocks from the far-off Massif Central and Pyrenee mountains were ferried by the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, eroded into pebbles and deposited in the limestone subsoil of Saint-Estèphe, creating a lands... Read more
The origin of the “Rochet” name lies quite obviously in the word “roches”, as in the “rocks” that make up the soil of the Lafon-Rochet domain. Over the course of thousands of years, crumbling rocks from the far-off Massif Central and Pyrenee mountains were ferried by the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, eroded into pebbles and deposited in the limestone subsoil of Saint-Estèphe, creating a landscape of gentle, well-drained hills featuring a deep layer of gravel. The Lafon-Rochet domain sits on soil covered by a layer of gravel dating back to the period formerly know as the Quaternary (Günz) and features a mixture of quartz, gritstone, silex, volcanic lydianite, millstone grit, sand and clay. The diverse composition of its gravel layer combined with its excellent natural drainage system make the Lafon-Rochet domain a truly exceptional terroir. With its vast estate of 40 hectares, the Château Lafon-Rochet is one of the great ambassadors of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. Ideally situated between the Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d’Estournel properties, it can proudly boast of its prime location in one of the world’s most prestigious winegrowing neighborhoods. Read less

External Reviews for Château Lafon-Rochet Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/16/2012

Kirsch and dark plum fruit is succulent, and offset nicely by brisk, chalky minerality, which gives a good driven feel to the finish.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lafon Rochet 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This wine has richness weight and dark tannins with balanced fruit and a ripe mouthfeel. It s powered by spice and blackberry flavors. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/27/2012

This wine has richness, weight and dark tannins, with balanced fruit and a ripe mouthfeel. It's powered by spice and blackberry flavors. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lafon Rochet 6000ml



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"This property must have had some hail damage, as the 2011 seems lighter than normal (and I tasted it on three separate occasions). The color is a healthy dense ruby/plum and there is an attractive, up-front bouquet, but the wine is medium-bodied, somewhat superficial, fresh and fruity. It is ideal for drinking in its first 7-8 years of life." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (85-87 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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