Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2005

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A Saint-Estèphe red wine with a long and elegant finish

A 4ème cru classé, Château Lafon-Rochet is a red wine produced in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. The vineyard, aged 40 years on average, enjoys a terroir composed of deep gravel and gravel on clay. The wine is aged in French oak barrels (50% of which are new) between 16 to 18 months, on average. The blend of the 2005 vintage contains 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

The Château Lafon-Rochet 2005 reveals a complex and fresh nose with aromas of spices, nutmeg and white pepper. On the palate, the tannic structure is sublime and brings an elegant finale of exceptional length. To consume between 2020 and 2030 (tasted by the estate in 2015).

Parker : 91 / 100
Wine Spectator : 90 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16.5+

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

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

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lafon-Rochet

Classification
Fourth Growth

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulfites