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.
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.
Gentle perfume of dried leather, grilled meat, and mahogany indicating some development. Elegant red fruits, plum and dried red flowers lead to a fine-grained and mineral finish. Savoury notes of dried tobacco and sous-bois. Not an opulent wine, but still quite firm showing good definition and very bright acidity.
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