Red

2000 Château Lafon-Rochet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 158

  • paulst Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 16, 2019 - Light nose; evolving; still too tannic; concentrated with sweet berry; short finish.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 14, 2019 - Light nose; earthy balanced texture with blackberry and lean finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • srh Likes this wine:

    March 8, 2019 - Friday Tasting Group; Unthemed (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): 57% C.S., 40% Merlot, & 3% C.F. grown in deep gravels & gravels on clay; Harvested by hand in small crates, 100% vinified in s/s, & aged 16-18 mos (50% new barrels);

    N: Closed; Berries & earth, rest tough to parse

    P: Med body; RNDISH entry with NICE, almost swtish frt met by astringent pucker which pretty much holds into & through the LONG, balanced finish with a TANGY/swtness to the dusty tannins. Approachable now, but DESERVES/needs 3-4 yrs more, then drinking for at LEAST that much more additionally? 13.0% ABV; My EXC, poss EXC/EXC+, with even more poss down the line. 92 pts Neal Martin's Wine Journal, 17.5/20 winedoctor.com, 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson (8/14/17), & NUMEROUS other reviews & accolades on wine-searcher's "Tasting Notes" pg. [As of mid Mar '19, wine-searcher still shows several vendors from $80-$99.]

  • paulst Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 16, 2019 - Light color; light soft cherry; soft fruit; light structure w/o tannic support; lean finish; not a great effort.

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  • Yourcenar Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 25, 2018 - Still very good but obviously time to drink it. Not to be decanted anymore. Very enjoyable with a strong cheese

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

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    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2003 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Lafon-Rochet St Estèphe) A new label and matching capsule for the 2000 vintage. This is a dense, glossy, youthful looking wine, with a very expressive nose, throwing out aromas of coffee, chocolate, exotic spices and sweet fruit pastilles. This all says 2000 to me. The palate is full, sweet and rich. There is a good structure although the tannins do not dominate, and only make a strong showing on the finish. It is big, dense, and packed with fruit and creamy texture, although still with a St Estèphe hardness. Balanced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lafon-Rochet
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Estèphe
  • UPC Codes 087000345621, 3258691146416, 3284396007585, 3388118538101, 3468171831088

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 39 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,554 (66%)
  • Consumed 1,284 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

baked potato, Barolo mushroom sauce, Beef tenderloin, beetroot with capers, cauliflower & broccoli, Pork, potatoes, ribs and turkey

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