Red

2008 Château Lafon-Rochet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
Drink between 2017 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • tobyc Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 21, 2020 - Colour: Intense purple.

    Bouquet: Med intese and rustic w. blackcurrant, vanilla, dusty and cigar box.

    Palate: Dry, med(+) acid, med+ tannins, med+ body. Raw, rustic, camphor, pepper, herbs, orange zestr, liquorice.

    More stucture than fruit.

  • cos65 Likes this wine:

    October 25, 2020 - From 375
    Fairly deep crimson
    Some graphite and dark currant aromas
    Fairly brutal on the palate, quite old school
    on initial opening.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • vvkommer wrote: 84 points

    August 2, 2020 - Tastes at Lauswolt Estate in Friesland the Netherlands. Very cabernet sauvignon bouquet. Promising. However lack of substance, no taste of terroir and the wine is beginning to dry out. Maybe too much wood to compensate lack of fruit. The year 2008 can be austere but so many chateaux has done a much better job, including many crus bourgeois.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Collector1855 wrote: 92 points

    May 7, 2019 - Better than my lst showing. Rich and concentrated for a 2008, good balance, needs a bit more time but lovely overall. Best after 2022. Decant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Audun G wrote: 89 points

    November 10, 2018 - Tart and a bit restrained aromas of red berries, more in the direction of Burgundy than Medoc. Also tart and restrained on the palate, with astringent tannins and plenty of acidity. I guess this becomes better with more time in the cellar.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011 (link) 88 points

    (Château Lafon-Rochet) Dark red violet color; roast coffee, oak nose; velvety textured, tight, tart plum, coffee, oak palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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, 3468171831088, 852187006616

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (5%)
  • In Cellars 308 (61%)
  • Consumed 173 (34%)

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