Peter Maude Fine Wines

2020, Château Lafon-Rochet, SAINT-ESTÈPHE , 4ème Grand Cru Classe

$56 ex. GST
$64.40 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $75.67

The 2020 Lafon-Rochet marks the first collaboration between consultants Jean-Claude Berrouet and Eric Boissenot, who both worked on the blending. It has a really lovely bouquet of blackberry, briar and faint estuarine scents, hints of crushed iris flower emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and modest depth, and quite fleshy; lip-smacking salinity urges you to take another sip. Intriguingly, it comes across a tad Pomerol-like on the finish, completing a top-notch Lafon-Rochet that may well end up at the top of my banded score.
92-94 Neal Martin, Vinous.

Attractive, well-paced fruits, plenty of clarity to the flavours, together with a feeling of linearity to the tannins. Austerity through the mid-palate constrains the brambled cassis fruit, but things build back up again and this is a measured, successful wine that will age well. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend. First year with Eric Boissenot accompanying Jean-Claude Berrouet as consultants.
93 Jane Anson, Decanter.

93-94 James Suckling.

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