A very soft, consumer-friendly style for a St.-Estephe, Lafon-Rochet’s 2012 has a dark ruby/purple color, plum, black cherry, and cassis fruit, medium body, and a rather superficial and shallow aftertaste. It has its charm and endearing qualities.
“Medoc means "amid the waters", a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Gironde estuary to the east. The Medoc is a one-of-a-kind terroir that you need to understand if you want to get the most out of it, an exceptional and demanding terroir.
At Lafon-Rochet, 41 hectares of vines cover two outcrops in Saint-Estephe. On one side, gravel ensures excellent natural drainage; on the other, clay regulates and excess or lack of water, providing the vines with what they need.”