ITEM 26120

2005 Chateau Lafon Rochet Saint Estephe

$99.98

Out of stock
Wine Rating:

90WA 90WS 90CG

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint estephe

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 90 points

At present, this structured, backward 2005 is dominated by the vintages 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.

Review Date: April 2008

Wine Spectator: 90 points

Review Date: July 2011

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: 90 points

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.

Review Date: April 2008