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Château-Lafon-Rochet Saint Estèphe 2012


SKU 20590


The 2012 vintage is already drinking very well. On the nose it has a pleasant sense of power combined with freshness and elegance. In the mouth, the robust attack is followed by a spicy midpalate and a warm finish. This is very harmonious and powerful wine with good ageing potential.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Château-Lafon-Rochet
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA gusty style, with crushed plum and loganberry fruit, studded with notes of chalk, olive and charcoal. Turns a bit woodsy and chewy through the finish, but has just enough fruit to keep pace. Best from 2016 through 2019. 5,833 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2015
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateA very soft, consumer-friendly style for a St.-Estèphe, Lafon-Rochet's 2012 has a dark ruby/purple color, plum, black cherry and cassis fruit, medium body, and a rather superficial and shallow aftertaste. It has its charm and endearing qualities, but is not terribly concentrated or profound. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker, April 29, 2015