2009 Chateau Lafon Rochet, 4th Growth St. Estephe (12 x Bottle)

France Bordeaux St Estephe

Deep purple with brick notes, there are sweet aromas of crème de cassis intermixed with smoke, liquorice, and toasty new oak, a ripe, medium to full- bodied style, sweet tannin, and loads of flavour as well as depth.

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2009 Chateau Lafon Rochet, 4th Growth St. Estephe (12 x Bottle)

Deep purple with brick notes, there are sweet aromas of crème de cassis intermixed with smoke, liquorice, and toasty new oak, a ripe, medium to full- bodied style, sweet tannin, and loads of flavour as well as depth.

France Bordeaux St Estephe
Producer Chateau Lafon Rochet
Sub-Region St Estephe
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2009
Colour Red
ABV 12.50%

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Deep purple with brick notes, there are sweet aromas of crème de cassis intermixed with smoke, liquorice, and toasty new oak, a ripe, medium to full- bodied style, sweet tannin, and loads of flavour as well as depth.

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

This wine seems to be one of the few that has not yet recovered from bottling. In a somewhat monolithic, latched-down style, it has plenty of stuffing, lots of structure and an impressive dark ruby/purple color, but it is very hard to coax from the glass. It is a rather classic St.-Estephe made by the Tesseron family, with its distinctive blood orange label, but this wine seems to beg for another 5-7 years of bottle age. The final blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc has some impressive fruit, but the wine just seems slightly more clipped and narrow than I remember it from barrel. Hopefully, time will mellow out this impression. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035.

90 Points / Drinking 2020 - 2035

By Robert M. Parker, Jr. / December 2011