54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
To intensywne, bogate i skoncentrowane wino doskonale przetrwa próbę czasu. Starzone w beczkach od 16-20 miesięcy.
Jego szczytowe lata wypadają między 2010 i 2020.
Przed podaniem konieczna przynajmniej godzinna dekantacja.
Chateau Lafon-Rochet (St Estèphe) 1998: From half bottles. Nice colour, and an interesting nose; a slightly burnt character, a little edge of green, but with some nice slightly toffee-toned fruit. Mature, slightly treacly character. Savoury blackcurrant fruit and black olives as well. It has a lovely full character, full and complete, with good substance. It has lots of grip, is dry but textured, and possesses a tannic and grippy finish. There is a little length too. This is good. From a tasting of 1998 Bordeaux. 16.5/20 (August 2008)
Chateau Lafon-Rochet (St Estèphe) 1998: From half-bottles. This wine demonstrated a little maturity in colour. Like the 1996 this wine displays some exotic black olive notes, with sweet black fruit, but with a more elegant air. The palate is rounded, very dry, with great structure in evidence. Although it has just a little less tannin than the 1996 (just), with a hard character typical of St Estèphe, this is balanced out by a sweet wealth of fruit. This youthful wine has a good length and potential. 16.5+/20 (October 2003)
Poj. 750ml Temp. podawania 18-20oC Alk. 13%