Chateau Lafon-Rochet Bordeaux / Saint Estephe Grand Cru Classe 1998 Chateau Lafon-Rochet offers wines that are among the most regular of the appellation. Deliberately typed Saint Estèphe wines Lafon-Rochet opulent harmonious and can be enjoyed earlier than their neighbors. The area offers a second wine called the Pilgrims of Lafon-Rochet.
A big, very ripe, overdone wine but a delicious one. Seriously good dark-ruby color. Lots of raspberry and prune character on the nose. Full-bodied, with flavors verging on dried raisin, and toast and jam character on the aftertaste.
Dark ruby, with an intense bouquet of overripe cassis, this chewy, well-endowed, full-bodied wine is reminiscent of the excellent 1970. Opulent as well as tannic, it may justify an outstanding rating in a decade.