Chateau Lafon Rochet 2008

November 1, 2017

Not the classic style of St Estephe.  



It is a blend of 31% Merlot, 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, and as rightly put by Neal Martin, this Lafon-Rochet 2008 is intense on the nose, oozing blackberry, blueberry and a touch of cassis.

Chunky and not as refined,  


it could do with being a degree less macerated. However, the palate is full-bodied with saturated, chewy tannins, dense black fruits, hints of boysenberry, cedar and a touch of pepper. A very slick smooth finish that just needs a little more reserve.  Surely there are strong supporters for this wine. And, the vintage 2008 is not that easy to come by on the market. WE90.



Dark tannins provide the structured for the Cabernet Sauvignon black currant flavors. It has power—this is a big and solid wine, given tension by tannins, that will take several years to soften out.

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