4th Classified Growth from the Saint-Estephe appellation, Chateau Lafon-Rochet is a vineyard that covers 40 hectares. The terroir is composed of gravel and clay. The vines are mature, and perfect for producing fine wine. The average vine planted is 30 years old. The wine is aged in barrels (50% new) for a duration of 14-16 months. The final blend for the 2016 vintage is 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.
Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2016 is a slightly sweet wine and is extremely fruity. A guilty pleasure, to drink. In the mouth, the wine has an excellent length marrying power and exceptionally smooth structured tannins. The upkeep of the wines, the quality of the terroir, and the weather make 2016 Lafon-Rochet a wine for the ages.
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