This Bordeaux from the Medoc is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. The nose is full of ripe red and black fruits such as cherry, plum and blackberry and a hint of anise. The palate follows the nose with plenty of ripe fruit characters along with a subtle cinnamon spice note from 12 months spent in barrel that is followed by a plush juicy finish. The core of the wine has some firm tannin that would benefit from a quick decant to help soften them. Enjoy this wine alongside grilled steak and game meats, or with hearty pumpkin and ricotta-filled ravioli. 14% ABV
Chateau Lafon-Rochet has a rich history that dates back to the 17th century, as well as being added to the Medoc Grand Cru classification of 1855. It wasn’t until Guy Tesseron and his family purchased the property in 1960 that the estate became family-run. The Tesseron family continued to craft exceptional wines that brought the estate into popularity, due to a run of extraordinary vintages. Today the Chateau is managed by Guy’s grandchild Basile Tesseron, who continues to bring his grandfather’s passion and determination of creating exceptional wines using the 41 hectares in the Saint-Estephe region of Bordeaux.