Red

2018 Château Lafon-Rochet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
Drink between 2026 - 2038 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 94 points

    March 9, 2021 - Espresso, flowers, cocoa, tobacco leaf, wet earth and red pit fruit aromas are all over the place. The wine is rich, round, juicy and loaded with sweet, lifted red fruits. The tannins are soft, the freshness provides the right amount of lift and you find intriguing notes of spice and spearmint in the finish. Give it a just a few years to soften and develop additional nuances and enjoy it over the following 2 decades or more. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • PanosKakaviatos Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 26, 2021 - Bordeaux 2018 from bottle (Bordeaux and Strasbourg): From the start, vivid dark fruit juiciness and ripeness but with a fine frame of suave and very present tannin (this is a baby). I love the “amplitude”, the palate density, too. It has already softened since the barrel tasting, and it comes across rather approachable and refined. The quality is excellent and well worth the $50 tax included price tag in the U.S. (94+) Full notes in wine-chronicles.com

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sirpat00 wrote: 93 points

    November 2, 2020 - Arvi Bordeaux 2018 Arrivage (Dolder Grand, Zurich): Tasting of 2018 Bordeaux in the bottle. A mixed vintage where St. Emilion often ended up over-ripe and cooked while Pomerol seems to have fared better, as did the left bank. Wine of the tasting was Rauzan Ségla, but the Léovilles (Barton and Poyferré), Pichon Lalande and Clinet presented themselves brilliantly as well.

    Tasting note:
    Intense nose with depth, showing mostly dark berries but also elements of floral notes and herbs. Plush and concentrated with pretty high intensity palate and more distinctly herbal flavours. Not an estate I'm familiar with and first time having actually, but I see how you can like this – especially at this price.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: 94 points

    September 25, 2019 - Quite floral in nature, from there you find black and dark red fruits, spice box, tobacco leaf and cocoa. Full-bodied, deep, rich and ripe, the palate enjoys layers of opulent, fleshy, dark red fruits, bitter chocolate and licorice. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.75% alcohol with a pH of 3.75. 5% of the wine is aging in foudres. This is the finest vintage of Lafon Rochet I have ever tasted. Basile Tesseron is doing a great job managing the estate today. 93-95 Pts

    6 people found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 266 (58%)
  • In Cellars 187 (41%)
  • Consumed 2 (0%)

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