Château Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

Josh Morgenthau Delectable Pro

Nice aroma, subacid, a bit flabby.

Nice aroma, subacid, a bit flabby.

8.6

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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

This Chateau Lafon Rochet from the superb 2005 vintage is beaming with elegance, still a bit young, yet delicious, sublime and tempting. My old tasting note stays firm as I go through the case, the nose is a bit restrained yet tempting and complex, notes of black currents, leather, earth, oak, dust and pepper. The body is full with round tannins and balancing acidity, the finish is long and chewy. I recommend a couple of hours decanting before enjoying at this early stage. My score 91, drink to 2030

This Chateau Lafon Rochet from the superb 2005 vintage is beaming with elegance, still a bit young, yet delicious, sublime and tempting. My old tasting note stays firm as I go through the case, the nose is a bit restrained yet tempting and complex, notes of black currents, leather, earth, oak, dust and pepper. The body is full with round tannins and balancing acidity, the finish is long and chewy. I recommend a couple of hours decanting before enjoying at this early stage. My score 91, drink to 2030

9.1

Andrew Lohse Delectable Pro

Slapping prettying hard: big fruit, big depth and concentration, big tannin. Would be cool to revisit in 20-25.

Slapping prettying hard: big fruit, big depth and concentration, big tannin. Would be cool to revisit in 20-25.

9.3

Trevor Maskell Delectable Pro

Solid claret. Cab blend holding up well at 12 years. Hasn't even budged in its aging. Good tannin and weight, delicious fruit. Long life ahead

Solid claret. Cab blend holding up well at 12 years. Hasn't even budged in its aging. Good tannin and weight, delicious fruit. Long life ahead

9.1

Ben Franco Delectable Pro

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

#saintestèphe #wie

#saintestèphe #wie

8.9

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

A bit rough initially, but softens with air. A relatively weak 2005.

A bit rough initially, but softens with air. A relatively weak 2005.

8.9

Ty Richchouyrod Delectable Pro

Will last for another 20 years!!!!!

Will last for another 20 years!!!!!

9.3

Will Stanley Delectable Pro

Tremendous. What complexity of flavours. Not an age-worthy wine it must be said, but brilliant at this age now.

Tremendous. What complexity of flavours. Not an age-worthy wine it must be said, but brilliant at this age now.

9.7

Nicolas Duchesneau

Lafon Rochet 2005 Nez principalement sur les fruits noir, cuir, eucalyptus! En bouche, c’est très bien, les saveurs typique bordelais, fruits noirs, tabac, cuir, cèdre , roches mouillées. Le vin est quand même puissant, les tannins sont présents et le vin a un bel équilibre. Va tenir la route encore Longtemps mais c’est très bon en ce Moment. Excellent accord avec le boeuf Wellington.

Lafon Rochet 2005 Nez principalement sur les fruits noir, cuir, eucalyptus! En bouche, c’est très bien, les saveurs typique bordelais, fruits noirs, tabac, cuir, cèdre , roches mouillées. Le vin est quand même puissant, les tannins sont présents et le vin a un bel équilibre. Va tenir la route encore Longtemps mais c’est très bon en ce Moment. Excellent accord avec le boeuf Wellington.

9.2

Kimberly Anderson

Elegant BDX blend. Black cherry, leather, and bay leaf aromas. Round with tertiary flavors coming alive. Red fruit, leather, dried herbs with a long smooth finish. Cheers!

Elegant BDX blend. Black cherry, leather, and bay leaf aromas. Round with tertiary flavors coming alive. Red fruit, leather, dried herbs with a long smooth finish. Cheers!

9.1

Location

  • 153 E 57th Street
    New York, NY 10022

  • Hours:
    Monday–Friday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
    Saturday, 12p.m. - 8 p.m.

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