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  • Beef
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  • Game Meat
  • Hearty Stews
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Pizza
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Veal

2005 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • W&S91
  • ST91
  • WA90
  • WS90

Reviews

W&S91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, January 2013
A sweet violet aroma adds to this wine's finesse while gravelly tannins give it a classical St-Estèphe profile. It feels sleek firm and finely crafted with meaty density of fruit that will sustain it for... A sweet violet aroma adds to this wine's finesse while gravelly tannins give it a classical St-Estèphe profile. It feels sleek firm and finely crafted with meaty density of fruit that will sustain it for years to come.
ST91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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... 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.
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
At present this structured backward 2005 is dominated by the vintage's substantial tannins. It exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color a reticent but promising bouquet of sweet black fruits intermixed with weedy... At present this structured backward 2005 is dominated by the vintage's 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. -Robert Parker
WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Has notes of blackberry with Indian spices and green tea. Full-bodied with velvety tannins a silky texture and a medium finish. Balanced and very refined. A beautiful young wine. Best after 2011. -JS