This 45-hectare estate (in a single block to the south of Saint-Estèphe), famous for its Tuscan yellow façade and label, was acquired by Mr Lorenzetti in 2021. Knowing the investments made and the care given to the other crus in his stable of grands crus (Lilian-Ladouys, Pédesclaux and d'Issan), there is no doubt that Lafon-Rochet will shine with new lustre from the 2022 vintage, while remaining very affordable among its peers.
Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « Premier millésime intégralement vinifié depuis le rachat par la famille Lorenzetti. Le vin est d’une très belle définition, charnu et très équilibré. Un très beau classique de Saint-Estèphe, promis à un bel avenir. »
Bettane & Desseauve : 93/100 « Grande couleur, vin bien équilibré, complexe, d'une texture élégante et maitrisée. »
Quarin : 95/100 « Nez intense, fin, fruité, pur et complexe. Bouche superbe de chair et d'éclat fruité, où le vin se développe complet, gras et profond. »
Galloni : 95-97/100 « The 2022 Lafon-Rochet is fabulous. Once again, Lafon-Rochet is the most elegant wine in Saint-Estèphe. There's a bit more richness and mid-palate intensity than in the past, likely a combination of the year and the approach of the new team headed by Technical Director Christophe Congé, who was formerly at Lafite-Rothschild.»
Martin : 92-94/100 « The 2022 Lafon-Rochet was picked from 12 september and over 10 consecutive days at a fairly leisurely pace since the conditions were so clement. After just one day, the juice was already dark red, so the team were prudent with extraction. Quite classic in style, this offers blackberry, light wild strawberry and iris flower scents. Backward at first, it then opens gradually with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins. I admire the balance and precision of this Lafon-Rochet, real finesse here and quite a "cool" and refined finish that fans out with a sense of confidence and composure. Bon vin. »