2005 Chateau Lafon RochetBlend from France
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- 92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 91 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Wine Spectator
92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Tasted single blind at Southwold. This has a fine blackberry, cedar-infused nose with good definition - tightly coiled and certainly needing more time. Very good concentration, fine tannins, quite succulent for a Saint Estephe but very well poised with fine sense of mineralite on the finish. Imbued with femininity, which is unusual. Good depth and cohesion. This remains an excellent Lafon-Rochet although its still needs time. Drink 2015-2025. Tasted January 2009."
91 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Good red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of musky currant , black raspberry, camphor and tobacco leaf. Round and plump for St. Estephe, with noteworthy volume and seamless texture; sweeter by far than the chateau's 2007 or 2006 samples but possesses harmonious framing acidity. Finishes with broad tannins that arrive late. A big success."
91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Dense ruby/purple and still youthful and exuberant, with oodles of cassis and incense, the 2005 Lafon-Rochet is medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin and a long finish. Just becoming approachable, this wine should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years."
90 Wine Spectator
"Has notes of blackberry, with Indian spices and green tea. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, a silky texture and a medium finish. Balanced and very refined. A beautiful young wine. Best after 2011"-
92 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|