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24 x Chateau Lafon Rochet 2015, 4TH GCC, Half bottle

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Case Size: 24 x 0.375. An iron hand in a velvet glove - this is as wines of the St-Estephe are often described. Chateau Lafon-Rochet fits this descriptions well; it is poerful, rich, and concentrated, which helps it stand the test of time, whilst staying full, smooth and civilised, The whole magic of the wine of Lafon-Rochet lies in this subtle balance.

  • VINTAGE: 2015

    GRAPE: Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Cabernet 5%

    ORIGIN: France - Bordeaux

    TASTE PROFILE: Robust Red - Powerful & Bold

    DELICIOUS WITH: Beef, Lamb, Game, Poultry

    SERVING TEMPERATURE:16 to 18°C

    IDEAL FOR: Dinner, Romantic dinner, Special occasion, Impress

    SIZE: 0.375

    EXPERT RATINGS: 89 - Wine Spectator

    THE STORY: This ancient estate can trace its origins back to the early 16th century, at which time "Rochet" belonged to the vast Vallée Roussillon feudal estate. Château Lafon-Rochet stayed in the Lafon family for two years, despite the upheaval of the French Revolution. They were also owners in 1855, when their wine received the ultimate recognition as a great growth, along with only four others in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. The château is in a choice location, in one of the most prestigious winegrowing areas in the world – between Cos d'Estoumel and Lafite-Rothschild (to the south). It is thus hardly surprising that Guy Tesseron, famous for the quality of his old Cognac, was attracted to Lafon-Rochet some 40 years ago. After acquiring the estate, he decided that the existing cellar was unworthy of such a fine wine, and had it razed. He built an entirely new one and, in a highly unusual move, built a new château as well, in the style of the 17th century chartreuse manor house. Thanks to the great care and attention lavished on Lafon-Rochet, it has become one of the standard bearers of the great wines of Saint-Estèphe in France and around the world.

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