Château Lafont Menaut AOC Pessac-Léognan Red - Technical sheet


Château Lafont Menaut

AOC Pessac-Léognan Red

As part of the same family that owns one of Bordeaux's best known Classed Growths, Château Carbonnieux, it is hardly surprising that Philibert Perrin has a passion for making good wine. Perrin took over Lafont Menaut 6 years ago. 55% of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc give the wines a good tannic structure. Other hallmarks are very intense smoky, pencil shaving notes on the nose, so typical of Pessac-Léognan. Dependably high in quality, Lafont is a must for every lover of good wine.

Technical sheets

  • 2017

    VINTAGE 2017


    An excellent vintage from an outstanding terroir: the charm and richness of this wine become evident at the first sight of its beautiful and brilliant, garnet-red colour. Still in its youthful stages, this is an intense wine. Dark fruit predominates at first sniff, with notes of blackcurrant and black cherry. After this appears a more complex ensemble of toast and vanilla. The oak is perceptible, but subtly so, the overall impression remaining one of elegance and lush fruitiness. The attack is long, the palate pleasingly well-balanced between volume and tannins. The supple front-of-palate envelops the palate, then gives way to silky, but intense tannins. Aromatic finish of fig and toasted bread. Fine length.


    Best drunk young from 2020, but has cellaring potential for another few years.

  • 2018

    VINTAGE 2018


    Deep, garnet-red colour. Very intense nose of very ripe red and black berry fruits, underpinned by toasty oak aromas. Shows all the depth and richness of a wine made from perfectly ripe grapes that have been vinified with care and respect. Superb ripe tannins and a fresh long finish – the trademark of its prestigious place of origin,


    Best drunk young from 2022, but has cellaring potential for another few years.