Château Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe Cru Classé 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine, $70.54-$82.99, 94 points, was an impenetrable black currant color almost until the leggy glass wall with a transparent rim.
Although the aromatics were subtle, the fragrance of lilac, coffee, clove, earth, with hints of black fruit were delightful.
Early palate smooth, the medium-plus body quickly transitioned with more than noticeable, but manageable tannin
and excellent acidity. Though this wine will develop for many years, it is definitely pleasant now.
There's an abundance of dried herb flavors added to those experienced from the aroma, and the complexity of black fruit with anise were remarkable.
Finished quite long on the trailing palate with truffle, Asian spice, and some heat (14% alcohol).
Varietals are 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest are Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
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