We particularly enjoyed the balance of this wine. It has all the hallmarks you would expect from a St. Est�phe, but it also had charming cassis fruit and structured but not drying tannins. It is drinking very well now, but can be laid down for many years.
From arguably one of the finest Bordeaux vintages in the last 20 years this St Estephe has a reticent nose with touches of black olive and graphite. The soft supple palate shows fleshy black fruits and licks of toasty oak. Very well balanced.
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 expr…
This wine is intense purple in colour. It is drinking beautifully now with aromas of blackberries, plums, tobacco and dark chocolate wrapped by silky tannins and lifted by a nicely balanced acidity. The finish is long and powerful.
The wine is a deep, dazzling purple. Initially rather closed, the nose opens with airing to reveal elegant fresh fruit, blackcurrant bud and eucalyptus aromas. A fresh, clean attack leads into a full, powerful and silky mid-palate, building to an incredibly long finish on notes of brioche and liquorice.
Beautiful dark and shiny robe, with an intense red, almost garnet. The nose is already expressive, fresh and spicy, combining finesse and elegance. Slight woody with light fruity notes. The palate is frank; whilst the mid-mouth is very balanced revealing pleasant well matured tannins. Beautiful after-taste, quite long, soft and silky.