1997 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe

SKU #110544 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark This dark plum-colored, sexy, soft, medium-bodied, low acid Lafon Rochet reveals chewy black fruits intermixed with new wood and minerals. Exhibiting good density and ripeness, it is a very good effort in this accessible, drinker-friendly vintage. (RP) Inner quote mark (4/2000)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Moderately saturated ruby-red. Rather subdued aromas of plum, currant and game. An accessible midweight, with ripe, oak-enhanced tannins and good length. Not at all dilute. "A good lunch wine and a good first wine for dinner," says Tesseron. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2000)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Good spicy vanilla and mineral aromas. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Inner quote mark (1/2000)

K&L Notes

55% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot. Only 55% as much as the ‘96 crop. Put together a property that makes big wines and a light year and you have an excellent combination. The 1997 Lafon is such a wine. Deep color and spicy, slightly meaty (bacon) nose. Some licorice on the palate. Very good length and a chewy finish. Has some tannin and plenty of fruit for cellaring. Good value. Usually this wine is 60% Merlot, but Cabernet was king in 1997.


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