2006 Lafon Rochet St-Estephe
53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Most unusual to have such a high proportion of Merlot. Lively crimson. Quite a lot of cassis in the aroma. Very firm and much more St-Estèphe than Merlot! At this time the maître de chai was very keen on hunting and tended to pick a tad early.
90 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at Southwold '06 Bordeaux tasting. The best showing of the Lafon Rochet '06 so far! It has an open nose that is well-defined, but unashamedly earthy and austere with aromas of pencil shavings, leather and a touch of white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with sharp acidity, a decent backbone here, structured, blackberry laced with black pepper with a salty tang towards the finish. Moderate length and a lively, tactile, "umami" aftertaste. Tasted January 2010.
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