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Château Lafon-Rochet 1996

November 20, 2018

Château Lafon-Rochet’s history dates back to the 17th century. The property was then known as the Domaine Rochet and belonged to Antoinette Guillemotes who renamed the estate Château Lafon-Rochet after her marriage with Etienne de Lafon.

 

Over the 200 and more years that have followed, Etienne de Lafon’s heirs not only maintained the estate and coped with the various diseases and economic difficulties from which the vineyard suffered but also enabled Lafon-Rochet to enter the 1855 classification of the Grands crus du Médoc (the Great Growths of the Medoc).

 

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.

 

 

Lafon-Rochet 1996 offers a fresh, floral and saline bouquet.

 

In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied with a fine mid-palate and a long, agreeable finish.

 

Predominant aromas include freshly cut mint, while the tannins are still very much present and powerful.

 

More than 20 years on, this wine retains a very fine structure and freshness.

 

BLENDING

Merlot 56%

Cabernet Sauvignon 40%

Cabernet Franc 4%

 

Rated 91 points by Robert Parker.

 

 

As with all of our Prestige wines, this is very rare in Thailand and available in very limited supply, currently no more than 2 bottles.

 

Please contact us or visit Laurent at our Sukhumvit Road Wine Cellar for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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