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Chateau Lafon Rochet 2000

$234.00 per bottle

  • $222.30 per 12 bottle case 5% DISCOUNT

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Robert Parker ~ 90-91 Points

"A saturated black/purple color is followed by broodingly backward yet intense aromas of jammy blackberries, earth, vitamins, licorice, and new oak. There is good fat, a concentrated, full-bodied, multilayered palate, and a sweet mid-palate as well as finish ... always a good sign..."

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2000 VINTAGE

90-91 A saturated black/purple color is followed by broodingly backward yet intense aromas of jammy blackberries, earth, vitamins, licorice, and new oak. There is good fat, a concentrated, full-bodied, multilayered palate, and a sweet mid-palate as well as finish ... always a good sign. This should be a long-lived 2000, despite what appears to be considerable accessibility. Moreover, this estate always sells its wines at a fair price. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
92 A very dense, quite opulent plum-scented nose with briary, blueberry, a touch of hoi sin and macerated cherries. Good lift and definition. Full-bodied, rich, dense black fruits with thick chewy tannins. Dense structure, great weight and persistency with a succulent blackberry finish. Still very primal with a long future ahead. Superb.
91 Concentrated wine. Intense aromas of grilled meat, spice and plum skin. Full-bodied, with big silky tannins and lots of fruit. Long and chewy.
91
Fine Cabernet expression and elegance from gravel soils. Very good ripeness and shows a suave smoothness and polish. Very good finesse and length.

 

Name Château Lafon Rochet
Vintage 2000
Type Rouge/ Red
Appellation St Estèphe
Classification 4 ème cru classé - Fourth growth 
Grape Varieties 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc 
Format 750ml
Alcohol 13.0% 
Vineyard 45 Hectares  
Average Age of Vines 35+ years 
Production 11,165 cases
Soil Gravels and Clay
Winemaking  Manually harvested, crushed into vat for cold pre-fermentation maceration for 24-72 hrs. Alcoholic fermentation for 10 days, wine is seperated from Grape seeds and skin and run into barrels for malo0lactic fermentation which lasts from November to February with final blend made in March, then aged in oak till bottling.
Ageing 16 to 20 months in 50-60% new barrels 
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 Chateau Lafon Rochet dates back to the 16th century making it one of the oldest in the Médoc region. The origin of the “Rochet” name comes from the French word for rocks, which make up the gravelly soil in the vineyards. In 1650, Antoinette de Guillemotte, brought the land of ‘Rochette’ as her dowry to her husband, Pierre de Lafon, a Councillor in the Bordeaux Parliament and the Château became known as Lafon Rochet.
Now under the ownership of the Cognac family Tesseron their star is sure to rise. The Tesserons took Pontet Canet to a new level of excellence with biodynamic viticulture and attention to detail.
With over 98 acres of vine, château Lafon-Rochet is one of the great ambassadors of Saint-Estephe (4th in Classified Growths in 1855). Perfectly situated between Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d’Estounel, it is undertaking several bold changes. Superstar consultant Denis Dubourdieu has been drafted in to join Lucus Leclercq, the new technical director, previously at Cheval Blanc and Domaine Romanee Conti. Half of the vineyards are now being farmed bio-dynamically.

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