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1990 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 93
  • WS 90
  • RP 89

Reviews for 1990 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2000
(NM91-93 points) Deep garnet core with thin dark brick rim. The nose takes some time to develop (even after decanting.) But it is worth the wait: a very complex nose of ground coffee beans, black truffle, wet wood and... (NM91-93 points) Deep garnet core with thin dark brick rim. The nose takes some time to develop (even after decanting.) But it is worth the wait: a very complex nose of ground coffee beans, black truffle, wet wood and cigar box. Very Saint Estephe. The palate has moderate concentration, well-knit tannins and good acidity for a 1990. A fresh attack on the palate. A slight rustic, muscular edge gives this wine real character. Quite earthy on the finish, a little sharp and abrupt perhaps. However this is still an almighty Lafon-Rochet - certainly one of the best I have tasted. Drink now and over the next 5 years. Tasted August 2004.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2000
A bit rustic but very concentrated. Dark ruby color with ripe berry and dried currant aromas. Full-bodied and chewy with lots of fruit and a medium finish. Needs a bit of time.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after... A bit rustic but very concentrated. Dark ruby color with ripe berry and dried currant aromas. Full-bodied and chewy with lots of fruit and a medium finish. Needs a bit of time.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2004. 12000 cases made. -JS
RP 89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1993
The 1990, a stunning effort for this property, offers further proof of just how successful 1990 turned out to be for St.-Estephe. Very dark ruby, with a tightly knit nose of black fruits, this massively endowed wine is... The 1990, a stunning effort for this property, offers further proof of just how successful 1990 turned out to be for St.-Estephe. Very dark ruby, with a tightly knit nose of black fruits, this massively endowed wine is one of the most powerful and concentrated Lafon-Rochets I have tasted. Patience will be required with this offering. Anticipated maturity: 1998-2022. - Robert Parker