Château Lafon-Rochet 2009 – A Saint Estèphe Classic

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Wine at My Vineyard | No Comments

On my journeys around the wine regions of Bordeaux last week, I visited the Château Lafon-Rochet estate in Saint Estèphe which can trace its origins back to the early 6th century.

Saint Estèphe is the northernmost of the main communes of the Médoc and is famed for gravelly soil that helps to give its wine a fresher, lighter feel than the other communes in the region.

There 2009 vintage is splendid and will only develop more over the next twenty years and, at a price of around £45.00, not bad value for a wine from the year of the decade.