Red

2009 Château Lafon-Rochet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
Drink between 2018 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • popopdrops wrote: 88 points

    March 10, 2021 - Pen, på det jevne. Også dag 2. Og dag 7!

  • popopdrops wrote: 90 points

    January 21, 2021 - Ikke dekantert. Nydelig nese, munn følger opp. Har utviklet seg pent på 1 år. Lovende.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 92 points

    November 4, 2020 - Lafon-Rochet is rarely a very refined wine, but it can be very satisfying, especially in a warm vintage like 2009, when the Cabernet-Sauvignon ripens completely. Good weight, lovely balance, well managed tannins. On its plateau of maturity, needs a few more years to develop its complexity. It should last until 2035 with ease.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jake Barnes Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 19, 2020 - (7/18/20) Seems like a tough crowd here—or a lot of bottle variation. This bottle was a polished beauty and ready to drink by my tastes, and I didn’t find it to be quite so simplistic as other reviewers did. It was a wonderful mixture of mature and primary cabernet-driven characteristics. Everything was nicely balanced, and there was good concentration and intensity and a long finish. The tannins could have been a bit more resolved, perhaps, but I like a little tannic bite, so this worked for me; 14% abv. (****/17/94)

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Chet Pike wrote: 88 points

    July 18, 2020 - Entering its prime drinking now! Drink over the 3-5 years.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Test Of Greatness: 2009 Bordeaux Ten Years On (March 2019), 3/1/2019 (link)

    (Lafon-rochet Lafon-rochet Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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    12/25/2017 (link)

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    8/13/2014 (link)

    (Château Lafon Rochet, Ac St Estèphe, 4e Cru red) Subscribe to see review text.

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    8/7/2014 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2013, 11/1/2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/17/2013 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/18/2011 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2011 (link)

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  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/1/2010 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage- Futures’ Glory?

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2012 (link) 88 points

    (Château Lafon-Rochet) Dark red violet color; tart currant, menthol nose; tart currant, menthol palate; for early drinking; medium finish 88+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 3258691390208, 3284398002052, 7070292684380, 7070292697533

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 186 (6%)
  • In Cellars 2,513 (77%)
  • Consumed 567 (17%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Homemade Pizza; worked. Not ideal pairing but good, Seared duck breast with port sauce

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