Château Lafon-Rochet

The origin of this property dates back to the 17th century and covers around forty hectares located between Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d'Estournel. This unmissable Cru Classé of Saint-Estèphe makes the most of the natural excellence of its terroir under the impetus of Basile Tesseron, which the family has owned since 1960. Bought then replanted in 1959 by Mr. Tesseron, his son Michel Tesseron who brought him to the firmament by investing himself completely in it. Today, this cru produces opulent Saint-Estèphe wines which are among the most harmonious of the appellation. The domain is reputed to have performances well beyond its ranking. Vinified in a superb cellar completely renovated in 2015, the wines contain a large proportion of Merlot, hence their silky and suave profile. The fruit is pure, racy, concentrated, with a real depth of substance.

Lafon-Rochet 2020 is a rich, ample and concentrated Saint‐Estèphe that remains beautifully balanced and elegant. Lots of pure cassis, dark gooseberries as well as hints of tobacco, chocolate and wet herbs define the nose. A nice depth in the middle of the mouth, tannins in construction and a superb finish.

AOC Saint-Estèphe
The last Medoc appellation from Bordeaux, the vineyard covers 1265 hectares and has 5 Grands Crus Classés Medoc 1855 in its midst. Geographically, the AOC is the northernmost and closest to the Atlantic Ocean, the climate is the freshest in the Bordeaux  region. The soil ranges from the gravelly south of the AOC and clays further north. As a result, the grapes ripen more slowly than elsewhere in the Medoc. Even though the majority remains Cabernet Sauvignon, there is a higher proportion of Merlot grapes. This variety matures earlier and is therefore more suited to the climate. The best wines are very good, comprehensive, structured and very aromatic. 
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