Château Lafon-Rochet

+33 (0)5 56 59 32 06 SAINT ESTÈPHE, 33180
France

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 Read more »

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  •    I just posted almost all of my notes on Bordeaux 2012 on my ... ... It was better than the Chateau Lafon Rochet 2003, which did not seem to have as much nuance, although it was big and rich.  We also had a Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint Emilion 2002, but I found a bit of horse like aspects that did not please me that much. The Chateau Rauzan... Read More

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  • Château Lafon Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2001

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  • Jan. 27, 2012 – Being rich has its perks, but when the economy starts to plummet, millionaires and billionaires often come under fire for “hogging” all the wealth.In an attempt to dodge public criticism, The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, cancelled its traditional wine tastings for its guests in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis.... Read More

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  • If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too....   ... Here's your chance ... Read More

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  • Anyone going this year?If you were ever going to go, this should be the year since the famed 2009 vintage will be poured.For the LA event on January 20th, Wally's is offering a pre-event tasting an hour before featuring back vintages of Chateau Giscours, Vieux Chateau Certan, Troplong Mondot, Haut Bailly, Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafite, and a c... Read More

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  • Château Lafon Demi-Bouteilles Sauternes Vin Blanc Moelleux 2005

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  • Greetings all,I have just returned from Shanghai, where I was invited to be a judge at the Shanghai International Wine Challenge. Actually, I was called in for a judge who could not make it... But it was a thrilling experience, which you can read about on my website, with plenty of pics.In the meantime, I have had time to reflect on my time that... Read More

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  • The annual Bordeaux futures racket, uhmm, I mean campaign has gotten into high gear once again with the start of some big name releases. Chateau Beychevelle, a perennial favorite, has released the pricing for its 2010 and it's a whopping 20 plus percent over the 2009 release price, which in turn reflected a whopping increase in price over previo... Read More

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  • Château Lafon Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2008

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  • A dynamic group of new generation owners of Chateaux des Grands Crus Classes de Bordeaux will visit New York City for the First Annual Soiree des Grands Crus on Thursday, January 27, 2011. This exclusive evening will feature tastings of 29 wines and offer wine enthusiasts a rare opportunity to connect with 17 proprietors representing 23 illustri... Read More

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