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4ième Grand Cru Classé
Red • 2016
75 cl Bottle
Alcohol content : 14°


In stock

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Food / Wine Pairing

This wine will suit
Game, Red meat


You will find this wine
Oaky, Spicy, Fruity, Rich, Supple

Type of meal

You will enjoy this wine during
Candle light dinner, Business dinner, Family dinners, Celebration meal

The Estate

Château Lafon-Rochet, Grand Cru Classé of the Médoc, is located in Saint-Estèphe appellation. The Chateau stretches over 45 hectares of vines planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The Chateau is owned by the Tesseron family who previously had a career in the Cognac trade and also own Château Pontet-Canet.
Purchased by Guy Tesseron in the 1960s, it was the first Médoc chateau to be rebuilt in the 20th century


67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Tasting Notes

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) : 91-93 / 100
The 2016 Lafon Rochet is a blend of 25% Merlot, 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc cropped at 46 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 50% new oak. The harvest was between 1 October and 20 October. The alcohol is 13.6%, which is just a little higher here than say Cos d’Estournel or Montrose. It has a very succinct bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and light oyster shell aromas, classic in style, more reserved than I found the 2015 Lafon Rochet last year. The palate is medium-bodied with powerful tannin on the entry, a keen line of acidity (3.65 pH), fine symmetry with a pleasant rondeur on the finish sprinkled with black pepper and tobacco. This is a very fine Lafon Rochet from Basile Tesseron and his team.

Ratings & Awards

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) : 91-93 / 100

J. Robinson : 16,5 / 20

J. Suckling : 94 / 100

Vinous – A. Galloni : 95 / 100

Wine Spectator : 93 / 100