Chateau Lafon-Rochet 1970 wine grand cru Saint-Estephe
From the oldest vines in the vineyard, they give less fruit, but offer greater complexity. The Lafon-Rochet is a 1970 wine that is both simple and complex, it expresses aromas of black fruits in the majority of vintages. There is really a melting and expression of Saint-Estephe wine, a certain warmth and roundness all finesse born Merlot grape variety.
The history of Lafon-Rochet dates back to the 17th century. The property was then known as Domaine Rochet and belonged to Antoinette de Guillemotes who married Etienne de Lafon , renamed the estate under the name Château Lafon-Rochet.
Over the next 150 years, the Château was maintained by the heirs of Etienne de Lafon, who faced the disease and economic difficulties of the vineyard, and brought Lafon-Rochet wine to the 1855 ranking of Grands Crus du Médoc.
Struck by the difficulties, at the dawn of the 20th century the castle was then taken over by new owners who marked the beginning of a long period of instability, until 1960 when the Tesseron family took over the estate.