2015 Chateau Lafon Rochet

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2015 Chateau Lafon Rochet

Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$94.99 Bottle

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The 2015 Lafon Rochet is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, picked between 25 September and 9 October. Matured in 40% to 50% new oak from eight coopers including Stockinger since last year, it has a dense blackberry and boysenberry scented bouquet that is a little more voluptuous than its peers. The palate is again quite dense with "stocky" tannin, obdurate and a little hard at the moment, structured and clearly a Lafon-Rochet that is built for the long-term. It will need several years to just lose its brutishness.
90-92 points
Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com #224 (Apr 2016)

Fresh and direct, featuring a ripe beam of kirsch and black cherry fruit augmented by lilac and iron notes. Balanced, with a gentle structure.
87-90 points
J.M. - Wine Spectator

More florality than usual on the lifted, gamey fruit. Less robust and more elegant than previous years; a very good wine from this château.
91 points

A firm and silky red with blueberry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, serious core of fruit for the vintage.
91-92 points
James Suckling

Dark, firm tannins dominate this wine. It has a tough exterior while allowing space for mineral undertones and juicy black-currant tones. The acidity shines through at the end.
91-93 points
Wine Enthusiast

One of the potential sleepers of the vintage, Basil Tesseron's 2015 Lafon-Rochet is a total knock-out. Explosive, deep and powerful, the 2015 possesses remarkable richness and intensity. A host of black cherry, smoke, gravel, menthol, tar and licorice notes abound. I tasted the 2015 four times over two weeks. During that time, the wine seemed to acquire more and more freshness as well as finesse. There is little question Lafon-Rochet is one of the stars of Saint-Estèphe in 2015. The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Jean-Claude Berrouet consults.
92-95 points
Antonio Galloni