Château-Lafon-Rochet Saint Estèphe 2015 - Domaine Franey
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Château-Lafon-Rochet Saint Estèphe 2015
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Château-Lafon-Rochet Saint Estèphe 2015

  • we95
  • v92
  • ws89


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The grapes follow the same grandmother's recipe for the cultivation of old apple trees, of which apples have more taste, a genuine flavour and a very particular length that is not only due to the variety but at the age of this apple tree. Coming from the oldest wines of the vineyard, they bear less fruit, but offer greater complexity. Lafon-Rochet is a wine that is both simple and complex, it expresses aromas of black fruit in most vintages. There is truly a blend and features specific to Saint-Estèphe, a certain warmth and roundness, full of delicacy coming from Merlot's grape variety.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

A sinuous line of tannins runs through this structured wine. It lifts the dark plum and berry fruits and give shape to the spicy, firm wine. As the estate builds in strength, the style of this perfumed, stylish wine will be seen as a benchmark. Drink from 2025.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2018
  • v92

The 2015 Lafon-Rochet has a lifted, perfumed bouquet of ample blackberry and raspberry aromas. The oak here is nearly entwined with graphite and cigar box aromas developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, quite filigreed tannin (for a Saint Estèphe) that frame a smooth, quite pure blackberry and strawberry finish with plenty of white pepper on the aftertaste. This is a fine Lafon-Rochet from Basile Tesseron and his team. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Neal Martin, July 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

Fresh and pure, with a beam of cassis, lilac, alder and iron notes that are nicely integrated. Shows polished edges on the finish, with a flash of austerity. The only knock is a lack of overall energy and depth. Everything is here, just at a slightly reduced level. Drink now through 2030. 9,167 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2018