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2005 Chateau Lafon Rochet Saint-Estephe (in magnum) (Pre-Arrival)
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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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2005 Chateau Lafon Rochet Saint-Estephe (in magnum) (Pre-Arrival)

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 2008

($55-$65) 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.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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