Chateau Lafon-Rochet

Chateau Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet is a 4ème Cru Classé St-Estèphe estate that has been owned by the Tesseron family since 1959. The property had been neglected and Guy Tesseron extensively replanted, as well as building a completely new château in "chartreuse" style. Today Lafon-Rochet is run by Albert and Michel Tesseron.

Lafon-Rochet's vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 4%) lie on clay-gravel soils and are superbly sited in the south of the commune opposite Château Lafite. The wines are matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months.

Lafon-Rochet's wines were, for many years, criticised for being excessively tannic and austere and generally were considered to lack charm. In the last decade or so, improved viticultural techniques and a greater percentage of Merlot in the final blend has led to purer expressions of fruit and the wines being generally more supple and elegant. Lafon-Rochet needs at least 10 years of bottle ageing to show at its best.

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2016 Château Lafon-Rochet, St Estèphe, Bordeaux
Red
2016
For laying down
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2010 Château Lafon-Rochet, St Estèphe, Bordeaux
Red
2010
Ready, but will improve
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2006 Château Lafon-Rochet, St Estèphe, Bordeaux
Red
2006
Ready, but will keep
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2017 Ch. Lafon-Rochet, St Estèphe
Red
2017
For laying down
Medium Bodied
Dry
12.5% Alcohol
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2005 Ch. Lafon-Rochet, St Estèphe
Red
2005
Ready, but will keep
Medium Bodied
Dry
12.5% Alcohol
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