Red

2016 Château Lafon-Rochet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • JackCMac Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 12, 2021 - Had to try it after my very good friend and wine maker said it was very good. Found a few bottles at Trader Joe’s in Santa Barbara for $50. St Estephe’s always surprise me with their balance of big body, tight tannins and full mouth feel. This wine is still very young but shows a lot of promise. Reminds me of the 1985 Ch Marbuzet that I found and loved. Wait till 2024 for a great Bordeaux experience.

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  • Mali Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 7, 2021 - Im Triumviirat mit Phelan Segur, Meyney mein persönlicher Favorit. Herrlicher Duft mit genialer Finesse. Wirkt mit seiner dunklen Cassis- und Brombeerfrucht und seinen dezenten floralen Anklängen fast wie ein Margaux. Es ist genau dieser spannende Mix, der mir so gut gefällt, wie lässig hier Kraft und Frische zusammen kommen. Dank sehr präsenten saftigen Tanninen immer noch jugendlich verschlossen, ist das ein Wein für die lange Strecke. Satt, prägnant, zugleich wahnsinnig detailiert, iein echter Sleeper, der sich ein wenig unbemerkt in den letzten Jahren in der Spitze der Appellation etabliert hat. Seine ätherische Ader ist absolut hinreissend. Lang und ausdauernd im Nachgeschmack. Kann ich nur zum Kauf empfehlern, am besten noch eine Kiste Phelan Segur dazu, dann passt das. In 5 Jahren beginnt die Party. 94+2026-2045

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • ESCO wrote: 93 points

    February 4, 2021 - I decided to re-try. One of the benefits of a case is that one can sacrifice .

    I did ; and I wish I hadn't. This wine is structured and wholesome, not intended for a fleeting fancy. It will be really good , if not great , and punch well above its price point.

    Get some , it won't disappoint.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Motz wrote: 91 points

    January 28, 2021 - Another attempt to understand the hype surrounding this vintage: Take Two.

    Over two days, alongside the same vintage Meyney.

    Strikingly more traditional bouquet, less loudness, more restraint. Blackcurrant, pepper garden, light roast coffee, worn saddle leather, gravel, tobacco, and black earth. Quite appealing.

    Suave, too suave. Here again, the middle and back act simply as the mechanism that transports the bouquet and flavor profile to the finish. That is, the wine lacks middle and bass substance. Like the Meyney, on the second day, boring would be the best descriptor.

    Unlike the Meyney, which showed elements of heavy-handed wine making, to the point of manipulation, this held traditional form. Recommend drinking by 2028 or so.

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  • dbkitc wrote: 93 points

    December 3, 2020 - Wow. This is impressive. Deep garnet red color. The nose is classic Lafon Rochet: saddle leather and lavender cover a core of bright blackberry and black currant fruit. A wonderful mix of classic fruit and funk. Really jumps from the glass. Full and coating palate that covers every nook and cranny. Surprisingly accessible today but the finish shows a lot of fruit covered tannin. The balance is so good. I think I am underrating this wine. It has 95 point potential. Crazy value. If you like real St. Estephe, run don’t walk to secure some. (93++)

    8 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 000004701828, 3364420082532, 3364420083508, 3511061674521, 400005301544, 639737621235, 7070292697533

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 132 (6%)
  • In Cellars 1,921 (90%)
  • Consumed 80 (4%)

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