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2003 Chateau Lafon Rochet Saint-Estephe
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About Chateau Lafon Rochet

Chateau Lafon-Rochet has always been good. However, since being purchased in 1960 by the Tesseron family (the owners of Pontet-Canet in Pauillac), the wine from this Fourth Growth Bordeaux chateau has been excellent.

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2003 Chateau Lafon Rochet Saint-Estephe

Producer: Chateau Lafon Rochet
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Estephe

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2006

($25-$35) Good deep red-ruby. Extravagantly ripe, exotic aromas of roasted dark fruits and roasted meat. Large-scaled, fat and full, with atypical sweetness nicely leavened by harmonious acidity. Creamy, dense and full for Lafon-Rochet. Finishes with smooth tannins and excellent palate-saturating length. A great vintage for this chateau.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by PJCaserta
The 2003 opens with intriguing aromas of cedar, earthy cherry, spiced plum, vanillin, cinnamon and wood smoke all with great elegance. In the mouth, flavors of sweet cherry, sage, earth, grilled brazilian nuts and toasted cocoa followed by firm tannins. There is the slight mention of ethyl acetate both aromatically and gustatorally. I am looking for more flesh to counter the tannins but I think the fruit will ultimately fade before the tannins mellow out completely. (91?/100)


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