Monday, January 27, 2014

Château Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe Cru Classé 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine

La beauté de Bordeaux vin rouge!

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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  1. Recently I read a great wine-writer say something to the effect that a great wine is a wine which is not only complex and delicious, but it remains so until the last drop (paraphrase): this was such a wine!

  2. In NH, this wine isn't easy to find, and its days are numbered, and unless you order wine by mail, you'll soon not have another chance to taste the remarkable! I bought another one of these this morning, and it sits in its cradle in the euro-cave, maybe for years!