2009 Lafon Rochet Saint-Estephe Fourth Growth GCC

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About the Wine

The Chateau is owned by the Tesseron family who made their fortune in the cognac trade and also own the superlative Chateau Pontet Canet.

  • Near Perfect, 99pt Vintage - WA
  • After 9 years, this wine is singing in bottle
  • The first Medoc chateau to modernize
  • Few High Quality Classified Growths from '09 at this price


This is a chateau that is getting better and better. This 2009 is packed with sweet fruit, impressive tannins and a complex dark structure. It is fruity, yet powerful, for good aging. ~92, WE

Good ruby-red. Superripe aromas of plum, dark chocolate and menthol. Dense and fine-grained, with good energy to its dark fruit, cinder and woodsmoke flavors. Very glossy in a 2009 way. Finishes rich and ripe, with substantial dusty tannins. ~91, VM

Pretty aromas of menthol and other spices and red fruits. Full to medium body with fine tannins and a refined finish. Very lovely now but obviously better in 2015. ~91, JS

Juicy and very lively, with lots of briar, currant, cherry, toasty spice and anise notes all framed by bright floral and iron hints. The long finish has excellent cut and drive. Best from 2013 through 2021. 11,250 cases made. ~91, WS