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Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2000

$119.99 $99 1 Bottle (750ML) |
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    This ancient estate can trace its origins back to the early 6th century, at which time "Rochet" belonged to the vast Vallee Roussillon feudal estate. Chateau Lafon-Rochet stayed in the Lafon family for two centuries, despite the upheaval of the French Revolution. They were also owners in 1855, when their wine received the ultimate recognition as a great growth, along with only four others in the Saint-Estephe appellation. The chateau is in a choice location, in one of the most prestigious winegrowing areas in the world - between Cos d'Estournel and Lafite Rothschild (to the south). It is thus hardly surprising that Guy Tesseron, famous for the quality of his old Cognac, was attracted to Lafon-Rochet some 40 years ago. After acquiring the estate, he decided that the existing cellar was unworthy of such a fine wine, and had them razed. He built an entirely new one and, in a highly unusual move, built a new chateau as well, in the style of a 17th' century chartreuse manor house.
    Parker : 90 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    One of the better wines (and also reasonably priced) to emerge from this property over recent years, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine shows a complex nose of earth, underbrush, creosote, creme de cassis, and dried herbs. Sporting a new yellow/orange label that matches the dramatic paint job on the chateau itself, the wine has a deep ruby/purple color, medium to full body, fine ripeness as well as purity, and moderate tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016.
    BordeauxSaint-Estephe
    Alcohol
    12.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Conventional farming

    J. Robinson
    16

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Wine Spectator
    91

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Estephe

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Lafon-Rochet

    Classification
    Fourth Growth

    Parker
    90

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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