2019 Lafon Rochet St Estephe
En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2022. Lafon Rochet has been in the Tesseron family for 60 years, but is now offering "best ever" quality due to recent developments and the involvement of a stellar new consultant — Jean-Claude Berrouet of Petrus — who chose Lafon Rochet as his first project in the left bank. The underpriced status of this estate is quickly becoming obvious, and the low cost of this particular vintage only increases the advantage to those who invest now. This has been selling since before we could get it up online — don't wait around! To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2022.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
"Recent vintages here at this classed growth St Estephe have been amongst the best ever with the latest generation of the family - Basile Tesseron - now in charge of the property. The new consultant is the legendary Jean-Claude Berrouet of Chateau Petrus - his first job on the left bank. This striking property, with its yellow walls, is just along the road from Cos d'Estournel and overlooks the vineyards of Lafite. En primeur prices remain reasonable. The 40 hectare vineyard is planted 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot." (Farr Vintners)
What The Critics Say
93-95/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2019 Lafon-Rochet is absolutely gorgeous. Dark and powerful, yet also wonderfully translucent, the 2019 has so much to offer. Black cherry, licorice, spice, sweet tobacco, leather and dried herbs infuse the 2019 with striking layers of dimension and nuance. There is so much going on in this potent wine; this is a real sleeper in Saint-Estèphe."
93-95/100 Vinous, Neal Martin
"The 2019 Lafon-Rochet, which was picked from 25 September to 5 October, requires a little coaxing from the glass, eventually unfurling with blackberry, bilberry, violet and light crushed stone/clayey scents that is quintessential Saint-Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins, fresh and saline in the mouth, old school in the best sense of that expression. No, it is not the most flamboyant Lafon-Rochet, but it is imbued with a sense of nobility and classicism that I much admire. Tasted three times with consistent notes." 2025 - 2050
93-94/100 James Suckling
"The purity of fruit and balance in this young St.-Estephe is really beautiful with crushed-currant, stone and orange-peel aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and a pretty finish. We will see if this is better than the 2018 or not."
|Variety||Cabernet Merlot Blend|
|Maturity||2025 - 2050|
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