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    Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

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    • W&S91
    • ST91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine & Spirits, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 96940

    Critical Acclaim:

    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 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A sweet violet aroma adds to this wine's finesse while gravelly tannins give it a classical St-Estèphe profile. It feels sleek, firm and finely crafted, with meaty density of fruit that will sustain it for years to come.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    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.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    At present, this structured, backward 2005 is dominated by the vintage's substantial tannins. It exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, a reticent but promising bouquet of sweet black fruits intermixed with weedy tobacco, licorice, and leather characteristics. Medium-bodied and powerful, with excruciating tannin, but promising potential, patience is most definitely required. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    The best of the St. Estephes if you measure "goodness" by the old-fashioned model of tight fruit and tighter tannins, this solid youngster will let you put it away for ten or twenty years before rewarding you for the effort. There is no mistaking that is has a good grip on Cabernet character just as there is no mistaking its tannic grip on your palate.

    90 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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