2019 Château Lafon-Rochet, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

The 2019 Lafon-Rochet has a wonderfully elegant nose of wild flowers, and incredibly pure fruit. The palate is silky and savoury, with impressive length on the finish. This is an estate that just gets better and better: it represents outstanding value for money.

Critic score
93.75/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
11 available
£36.58
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
1 available
£219.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2043
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Lutte Raisonée
2019 Château Lafon-Rochet, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Lafon-Rochet, which was picked from 25 September to 5 October, requires a little coaxing from the glass, eventually unfurling with blackberry, bilberry, violet and light crushed stone/clayey scents that is quintessential Saint-Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins, fresh and saline in the mouth, old school in the best sense of that expression. No, it is not the most flamboyant Lafon-Rochet, but it is imbued with a sense of nobility and classicism that I much admire. Tasted three times with consistent notes.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(93—95)/100

The purity of fruit and balance in this young St.-Estephe is really beautiful with crushed-currant, stone and orange-peel aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and a pretty finish. We will see if this is better than the 2018 or not.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2020)
93—94/100
About this region

Bordeaux Wine

850 years of marriage, trade, and no shortage of conflict have elevated Bordeaux’s wines to an unparalleled position in the psyche of British fine wine lovers. Communes including St Emilion and St Julien, Pauillac and Pomerol craft Claret that continues to impress and amaze, with grandiose Châteaux and manicured vineyards producing wines that are held in unrivalled esteem. Sweet wines from Sauternes complete the picture of a region that takes pride in its position at the top of the podium.

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