2018 Chateau Lafon-Rochet 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 12x750ml


£363 / CasePrices are In Bond excl. Duty & VAT

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UK Stock: ETA to UK address 8-12 weeks
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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes – 17.5

Tasted blind. Interesting zestiness on the nose. Clean as a whistle on entering the palate and rather restrained but with real class. Great balance and intensity. Long. [20/01/2022]

Anticipated maturity: 2027-2047

Vinous – 94

The 2018 Lafon-Rochet is such a classy wine. Power and finesse meld together in this Saint-Estephe that is gorgeous, right from the very first taste. Black cherry, herbs, leather, licorice and dried flowers all build in the glass. In 2018, Lafon-Rochet is richer and bolder than it usually is, and yet all the elements are so nicely balanced. I would give it a few years in the cellar to allow some of the baby fat to melt away. [Antonio Galloni, 29/03/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2026-2043

Robert Parker – 91

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Lafon-Rochet delivers impactful scents of baked blackberries, warm cassis and black cherry compote, with suggestions of chargrill, tar and tobacco leaf, plus a waft of wild mushrooms. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with black fruit preserves and earthy accents, supported by firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great length, if a little chewy. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 25/03/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2024-2041

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