1989 Lafon-Rochet 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe | Fourth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 90   RP 88   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

A big, very ripe, overdone wine--but a delicious one. Seriously good dark-ruby color. Lots of raspberry and prune character on the nose. Full-bodied, with flavors verging on dried raisin, and toast and jam character on the aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling


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Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 88

Dark ruby, with an intense bouquet of overripe cassis, this chewy, well-endowed, full-bodied wine is reminiscent of the excellent 1970. Opulent as well as tannic, it may justify an outstanding rating in a decade.

Drink Dates: 1991-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: B1

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/21/2014

Average rating: 89, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

271 bottles owned by 67 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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