Ch Lafon-Rochet 2021 St-Estèphe

16.5

69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. New regime here with Basile Tesseron having sold and Jean-Claude Berrouet and Eric Boissenot having blended the 2021 for the new managing director, ex-Lafite winemaker Christophe Congé, on 7 March. Cask sample.
Quite luscious and almost more luscious than the St-Estèphe norm. Although it finishes on a distinctly stony note. Set for the long term with no shortage of character or ripe fruit. Persistence is pretty impressive! This is almost a 17 though for the moment the finish is a little bit pinched.

Producer
Ch Lafon-Rochet
Appellation
St-Estèphe
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Score
16.5
When to drink
2029
2045
Published on
11 May 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer