1995 Château Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Wine Tasting Note

1995 Château Lafon-Rochet  (St. Estèphe) 88

Mature, with some rusticity in the tannins, the nose, with its tobacco, spicy, fresh, bright red fruits, cedar and forest leaf is better than the palate, which carries a bit of harsh tannins and crisp red fruits.

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Lafon Rochet Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Lafon Rochet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lafon Rochet can be enjoyed somewhat early. However, the wine is often better with at least a few years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage.

Chateau Lafon Rochet is usually best enjoyed in the first 10-25 years of life. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-3 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Chateau Lafon Rochet with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Lafon Rochet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Lafon Rochet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Lafon Rochet is also quite good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.