Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Lafon Rochet

Arguably the world’s most yellow Château, Lafon-Rochet – under the leadership of Basile Tesseron – has been going from strength to strength over recent vintages, with Robert Parker saying that the 2010 “may [be the] finest Lafon-Rochet to date”.   He gave it 92-94 points, saying “Although a classified growth, this wine is an undeniable sleeper of the vintage as its price remains reasonable. The wine possesses terrific structure, ripe tannins and a voluminous, broad, deep impression on the palate”.

2010 Château Lafon-Rochet, Cru Classé St-Estèphe
£352 per case of 12 bottles in bond
The vineyards of Lafon-Rochet are just on the other side of the communal border from Château Lafite and, under the supervision of Basile Tesseron, the wines show off the terroir of St Estèphe. Rich and ripe on the nose, it shows a core of beautifully spicy black fruit, with an impressive balance and tight tannic structure. This should age very gracefully indeed.
Drink: 2015-2027

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