Lafon-Rochet-St-Estephe-2009

Lafon-Rochet, (St. Estephe), 2009

Lafon-Rochet 2009 is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% vin de presse and offers blackberry and raspberry character with nice minerality medium body, firm tannins, racy acidity and a nice finish.

“This wine seems to be one of the few that has not yet recovered from bottling. In a somewhat monolithic, latched-down style, it has plenty of stuffing, lots of structure and an impressive dark ruby/purple color, but it is very hard to coax from the glass. It is a rather classic St.-Estephe made by the Tesseron family, with its distinctive blood orange label, but this wine seems to beg for another 5-7 years of bottle age. The final blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc has some impressive fruit, but the wine just seems slightly more clipped and narrow than I remember it from barrel. Hopefully, time will mellow out this impression.”
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (90 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C0694
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Lafon-Rochet
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$94.95
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$1,139.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C0694
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Lafon-Rochet

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Lafon-Rochet 2009 is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% vin de presse and offers blackberry and raspberry character with nice minerality medium body, firm tannins, racy acidity and a nice finish.

“This wine seems to be one of the few that has not yet recovered from bottling. In a somewhat monolithic, latched-down style, it has plenty of stuffing, lots of structure and an impressive dark ruby/purple color, but it is very hard to coax from the glass. It is a rather classic St.-Estephe made by the Tesseron family, with its distinctive blood orange label, but this wine seems to beg for another 5-7 years of bottle age. The final blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc has some impressive fruit, but the wine just seems slightly more clipped and narrow than I remember it from barrel. Hopefully, time will mellow out this impression.”
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (90 points)