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1996 Château Lafon-Rochet

Capsule condition issue; depressed cork; signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8570865 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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I8673787 1 $65 Jan 29, 2023
I8673352 1 $65 Jan 29, 2023
I8673119 1 $65 Jan 29, 2023
I8662901 3 $65 Jan 22, 2023
I8598314 1 $70 Dec 25, 2022
I8496572 1 $70 Oct 23, 2022
I8486902 1 $70 Oct 16, 2022
I8456964 2 $73 Sep 25, 2022
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90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...concentrated wine bursting with black currant fruit. The opaque purple color gives way to a medium to full-bodied, tannic, backward wine with terrific purity, a sweet, concentrated mid-palate, and a long, blockbuster finish...

90Wine Spectator

Dark-colored, with floral, spice and dark-fruit character; the mineral and spice flavors follow through on the palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a caressing texture. A refined and balanced Lafon-Rochet.

17.5Jancis Robinson

...Quite full and ripe and dense and attention grabbing. Big, bold fruit followed by St-Estèphe freshness. Lots to get your teeth into here… Very youthful. Very flattering. Quite sweet for a St-Estèphe.


Château Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet is a 135-acre estate in the Saint-Estephe appellation of Bordeaux. It is a Fourth Growth estate according to the appellation’s 1855 classification. The estate was established in the 17th century and was owned by the Lafon family until the French Revolution. It was bought and sold several times in the 19th and 20th centuries, and in 1960 was purchased by Guy Tesseron, whose son Michel and grandson Basil still own and operate the estate. Today Basil is manager of Château Lafon-Rochet. Vineyards are planted to 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Some 120,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Les Pelerins de Lafon-Rochet. The estate has an excellent location between Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d’Estournel.


France, Bordeaux, St.-Estephe

Saint-Estèphe is in the northern Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River. Although it has no First Growth estates, its five Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Growth châteaux are notable, and, in recent decades, have become favorites with reviewers and consumers. Some reviewers also note that the appellation is today making excellent Cru Bourgeois wines, which frequently offer good value. There are 3,404 acres of vineyards and a variety of soil types, from gravelly soil to soil with significant sand or clay. The two Second Growth Châteaux in St.-Estephe are Cos d’Estournel and Montrose. The Third Growth Calon-Ségur is widely admired. The principal grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.