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Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend Wine 2011

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* *_2011 Bordeaux Futures. Delivery due autumn 2014._*"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; the wine is medium-bodied, fresh and fruity. It is ideal for drinking in its first 7-8 years of life." Edited from Robert Parker Wine Advocate* *_We'll notify on arrival, autumn 2014._*

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 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend Wine

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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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.



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* *_2011 Bordeaux Futures. Delivery due autumn 2014._*"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; the wine is medium-bodied, fresh and fruity. It is ideal for drinking in its first 7-8 years of life." Edited from Robert Parker Wine Advocate* *_We'll notify on arrival, autumn 2014._*

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