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2005 Château Lafon-Rochet

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ESTÈPHE
  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52687-2005-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$75.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($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.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark with a little evolution. Medium intensity nose. Firm and very sweet and rich on the front for a St-EstŠphe. Is this the vintage? Very gorgeous and intense. Dry but not drying tannins on the finish. Long.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Drink Dates: 2016-2030
    Author: againc
  • Self | Rating: 92

    A bit early, but good potential (acidity and tannins still very present). Very pleasant notes of black fruit (plum, cherry) and sweet finish.
    Author: Tato
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Consumed at Church State with HJ. This wine is ready to drink now. Very open and mature.
    Author: johnswu
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Gamey, with earth and spice, but super smooth on the palate. Amazing for this price point.
    Author: Daniel F397
  • Anonymous | Rating: 92

    surprisingly easy to drink after a double decanting... nice layering of flavors, silky. highly recommended at this price pt!
    Author: johnswu
On a drive though the sprawling vineyard land of the northern Medoc, Chateau Lafon-Rochet is a luminous yellow beacon on the St. Estephe horizon. Situated bordering Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Chateau Cos D'Estournel, Lafon-Rochet can trace its glowing yellow roots back to Guy Tesseron, who purchased the 4th Growth-classified property in 1959. Under Tesseron, the grand, Chartreuse-style Chateau was built as part of a reinvestment project, which also included widespread replanting. The Tesseron family still owns Lafon-Rochet and is credited with upgrading its quality much in the same way they have propelled their other property, Chateau Pontet-Canet, to prominence.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 596 bottles owned
  • 118 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 118 collectors)