Château Lafon Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

2020 vintage. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and equal parts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Basile Tesseron has done a great job at this Cru Classé and this 2020 is the best I have ever tasted. Blackberries, cassis and flowers. Juicy and focused, with lots of charm in a solid ripe tannic structure. Lovely finish with retronasal black fruit and minerality.Abv. 13,5%. As the estate was bought by the Lorenzetti family (Pédesclaux) I expect the quality to rise further in the future, so this is definitely an estate to watch. — a month ago

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vinokeeno

vinokeeno

Have enjoyed multiple vintages since 2016. Great QPR.

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

With Rex and Nathan at Lakeside during our pre-thanksgiving Vegas trip. — 14 days ago

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Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine Chardonnay 2020

ESF
9.3

Pleasantly surprised, with cost of burg - migrating towards more obscure territory but hi quality producer. This was gorgeous, lemon cream and candied pineapples, well-integrated oak showed coconut & vanilla. Suave on palate, nice heft & impeccable balance. Mineral coming on mid-palate along w/creamy citrus. — 25 days ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Pinot Noir 2017

Cool, floral, plush, poised, beautiful village Volnay (albeit for a premier cru price…) — 13 days ago

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Château Raymond-Lafon

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2002

Beautiful, complex and layered. Excellent. — 2 days ago

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Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Viré-Clessé Chardonnay 2017

From Magnum. Solid white burgundy. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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The '19 is stunning at 24-48h open.

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Monthélie Chardonnay 2006

2006 | Monthélie — 24 days ago

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Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Le Monsard Mâcon-Bussières Chardonnay 2016

Light yellow in color. Focused, palate of lemon, apple and toast. Linear and precise. Good mineral spine. On @Roy Whitehead new rating scale, this a GVR for good relative value. — 2 days ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Meursault-Perrières 1er Cru Chardonnay 2009

I may catch some flak here, but I feel Chardonnay always takes a backseat in the presence of Riesling. Sure they both produce vin de terrior, but the acid and minerality in Riesling completely numbs ones senses to Chardonnay’s, making the latter look flabby even. Such was the case here. The 09’ Lafon Perrières was very good, just a little fat after an onslaught of Rieslings. Buttery, nutty, concentrated, and ripe (stone fruits). An undeniably Baroque wine! But that’s not to say there wasn’t any elegance as it was quite mineral with an iodine-like quality infused in the nose and stoney backend on the palate. It also had an elegant register of minty aroma and to me, sufficient acidity especially considering the vintage. Really excellent quality and was exceptional with cheese, but not a wine I could drink much of during the night.

NB: Surprisingly, not an ounce of premox which SC noted as typical across all the 09’ Lafon’s he’s had this year. Interestingly, oxidative notes were quick to develop the day after.
— 24 days ago

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