Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2004

87 points now (potential 92 perhaps even higher)

Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, France. 13%

Very youthful colour, dark with flash of crimson.

Dense aromas, confronting, it’s obvious this isn’t a drink now wine. The oak aromas are raw but not at all overdone, or in anyway flashy or sweet.

Very tightly wound, intense wine, some astringency. Fine, very firm, ripe but not sweet. This might be next door to Lafite but the flavour isn’t the blackcurrent of Pauillac. This is for keeping. Good value cellar wine.

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