2016 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1307807 95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Lafon-Rochet has a very engaging bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit laced with pencil shavings and loamy scents. In fact, the more you nose this wine, the more its complexity becomes apparent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine line of acidity, ripe and generous yet maintaining outstanding tension and revealing a judicious touch of peppercorns on the finish, which fans out gloriously. This is a fabulous Lafon-Rochet and certainly the best bottle of 2016 that I have encountered. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting. (NM) Inner quote mark (8/2020)

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Closed yet concentrated and silky, this takes its time and although there is balance, it's certainly not generous. The high acidity is notable but it softens, deepens, and opens on the palate, revealing black fruits held in a chargrilled frame. Matured in 50% new French and Austrian oak. (JA) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark An explosion of all manner of black berries with discreet, toasty and smoky oak, makes this a joyful St.-Estèphe. Then the great balance of ripeness, lively acidity and velvety tannins come together beautifully at the elegant finish to make this the best wine from this producer in modern times. Needs two or three years to soften. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Now producing impressive wines, this estate has made a firm, rich wine in this vintage. Its tannins are very present, but they have a velvet edge that is immediately attractive. Not that the wine won’t age: its structure and good acidity will see to that. Drink from 2025. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This is vivid, with a mix of steeped red and black currant coulis flavors streaming through, while ample savory, bay leaf, tobacco and warm stone notes course underneath. The elements meld wonderfully on the finish, revealing a tug of savory and earth at the very end. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)


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