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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
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92

"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"-

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Product Detail

Item # 7600
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Ste Estephe
Ratings

92 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2005
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
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