Château Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet has made great strides in the last decade in improving the style of their wine to one which strives for elegance, charm and finesse. The 4eme Cru Classe Saint-Estephe estate was first purchased by the Tesseron family in 1959 and is currently under the management of Basile Tesseron.

 

Owner Basile Tésseron is a monumental figure in his native region, having taken over management of Lafon-Rochet from his father in 2007. The current president of the St-Éstephe ODG since 2019, Tésseron has been building a dream team at Château Lafon-Rochet in recent years. He employs superstar consultant Eric Boissenot, who consults for First Growth Chateaux Lafite, Latour, Mouton and Margaux, and he was the first to lure ex-Pétrus winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet over to the Left Bank.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Lafon-Rochet 2006 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £622.54
2006

Lafon-Rochet 2006 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90)

(55% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Good ruby-red. Black fruits, licorice, violet and a leafy note on the nose. Juicy and moderately dense, with good stuffing and life. The slight herbaceousness carries through onto the palate, but there's nothing meager or skinny about this wine. Seems denser than the 2004, and finishes with dusty but well-buffered tannins. A good showing.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 90 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £622.54
Lafon-Rochet 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £305.87
2016

Lafon-Rochet 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95)

A sleeper in this vintage, the 2016 Lafon-Rochet is positively stellar. Bright, translucent and super-expressive, the 2016 has so much to offer. Lavender, tobacco, cedar, mint and dried herbs give the 2016 striking aromatic top notes to play off the darker fruit flavors. The 2016 is pure class. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £305.87
Lafon-Rochet 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £292.07
2017

Lafon-Rochet 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

This is a lovely St-Estèphe this year, firm and bright with bristling fruit right out of the gate - hugely unusual to see that this year. This is one of my favourites, and is totally charming with its cassis and damson fruit, but it's the juice and friendly tension that sets it apart. Silky and enjoyable. Buy.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 15 93 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £292.07
Lafon-Rochet 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £353.27
2018

Lafon-Rochet 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92-95)

A wine of lovely finesse the 2018 Lafon-Rochet offers a striking combination of fruit density and nuance, all in an understated style that is quite appealing. Dark cherry, sweet tobacco, menthol, dried flowers and mint all run through this silky, supple Saint-Estèphe. As always, Lafon-Rochet is one of the more laid back, elegant wines of the appellation. Even so, the 2018 has lovely mid-palate sweetness and silky tannins, both of which add to its considerable appeal. The blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Yields were a healthy 50 hectoliters per hectare, higher than the average, which is closer to 42-45. Tasted three times.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 92-95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £353.27
Lafon-Rochet 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £371.87
2019

Lafon-Rochet 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

A wine I don't get to taste as often as I'd like, the 2019 Château Lafon-Rochet is based on 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc from deep, gravelly soils in Saint-Estèphe. Deep purple-hued, with a great bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits intermixed with classic cedar pencil and tobacco, it's medium to full-bodied, has a balanced, elegant texture, silky tannins, and a great finish. It shows more floral and chocolaty notes with time in the glass and its purity of fruit is straight-up top notch. As with most 2019s, it's going to have plenty of upfront appeal yet should age effortlessly as well.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £371.87
Lafon-Rochet 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £243.47
2020

Lafon-Rochet 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (93-95)

The 2020 Lafon-Rochet is fabulous. The aromatics along are dazzling. Gracious and yet effusive, with tons of nuance, the 2020 dazzles from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, new leather, spice, lavender and menthol fill the room with soaring intensity. Silky, elegant and so pure, Lafon-Rochet is shaping up to be one of the real under the radar gems of 2020. It's a terrific effort from Basile Tesseron. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £243.47
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Lafon-Rochet 2006 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £492.00
2006

Lafon-Rochet 2006 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90)

(55% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Good ruby-red. Black fruits, licorice, violet and a leafy note on the nose. Juicy and moderately dense, with good stuffing and life. The slight herbaceousness carries through onto the palate, but there's nothing meager or skinny about this wine. Seems denser than the 2004, and finishes with dusty but well-buffered tannins. A good showing.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 90 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £492.00
Lafon-Rochet 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £241.50
2016

Lafon-Rochet 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95)

A sleeper in this vintage, the 2016 Lafon-Rochet is positively stellar. Bright, translucent and super-expressive, the 2016 has so much to offer. Lavender, tobacco, cedar, mint and dried herbs give the 2016 striking aromatic top notes to play off the darker fruit flavors. The 2016 is pure class. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £241.50
Lafon-Rochet 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £230.00
2017

Lafon-Rochet 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

This is a lovely St-Estèphe this year, firm and bright with bristling fruit right out of the gate - hugely unusual to see that this year. This is one of my favourites, and is totally charming with its cassis and damson fruit, but it's the juice and friendly tension that sets it apart. Silky and enjoyable. Buy.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 15 93 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £230.00
Lafon-Rochet 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £281.00
2018

Lafon-Rochet 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92-95)

A wine of lovely finesse the 2018 Lafon-Rochet offers a striking combination of fruit density and nuance, all in an understated style that is quite appealing. Dark cherry, sweet tobacco, menthol, dried flowers and mint all run through this silky, supple Saint-Estèphe. As always, Lafon-Rochet is one of the more laid back, elegant wines of the appellation. Even so, the 2018 has lovely mid-palate sweetness and silky tannins, both of which add to its considerable appeal. The blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Yields were a healthy 50 hectoliters per hectare, higher than the average, which is closer to 42-45. Tasted three times.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 92-95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £281.00
Lafon-Rochet 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £296.50
2019

Lafon-Rochet 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

A wine I don't get to taste as often as I'd like, the 2019 Château Lafon-Rochet is based on 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc from deep, gravelly soils in Saint-Estèphe. Deep purple-hued, with a great bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits intermixed with classic cedar pencil and tobacco, it's medium to full-bodied, has a balanced, elegant texture, silky tannins, and a great finish. It shows more floral and chocolaty notes with time in the glass and its purity of fruit is straight-up top notch. As with most 2019s, it's going to have plenty of upfront appeal yet should age effortlessly as well.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £296.50
Lafon-Rochet 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £189.50
2020

Lafon-Rochet 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (93-95)

The 2020 Lafon-Rochet is fabulous. The aromatics along are dazzling. Gracious and yet effusive, with tons of nuance, the 2020 dazzles from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, new leather, spice, lavender and menthol fill the room with soaring intensity. Silky, elegant and so pure, Lafon-Rochet is shaping up to be one of the real under the radar gems of 2020. It's a terrific effort from Basile Tesseron. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £189.50

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