Lafon Rochet 2015 has been released at €28.10 per bottle ex-negociant, up 27.7% on the 2014 release price of €22. For UK buyers, the hike on 2014 is steeper: it is being offered by the international trade at £300 per 12×75, a 36.4% increase on the 2014 offer price of £220.
Neal Martin (90-92) described it as “a little more voluptuous than its peers” but “a little hard at the moment”, adding: “It will need several years to just lose its brutishness.”
But will buyers be willing to wait? Several more mature vintages with similar scores are available in the market at lower prices than the 2015: the 2010, for example, is offered at £270 – a 10% discount.