Château Lafon-Rochet 2014
The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. This is probably more forward than other Saint-Estèphe wines, but it should give 15-20 years of pleasure.
The 2014 vintage has a very attractive, slightly floral bouquet with raspberry and crushed strawberry fruit, a touch of rose petals lending this a feminine allure. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannins. This feels quite dense in the mouth, a welcome pinch of white pepper and cedar lending complexity to the finish with tart cherries on the aftertaste.
- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim En), April 2017