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Community Tasting Notes (19) Avg Score: 87.9 points

  • Folks, it is time to start popping some of your 01s. This currently is light years ahead of 00 LR. In fact, I need to start digging through my stash and find 01 Lalande and Las Cases. This 01 Lafon Rochet is in a magical spot and I do not see any improvement coming, though no rush. Essential aged St Estephe nose of green pepper (mild), earth, tobacco, cassis, and pencil. Very nice palate, if lacking a bit of fruit, but really a joy to drink. Complete satisfaction, especially for the price - though I still contend that 03 is their greatest wine yet...and grab every bottle of 1996 that you can find. 91 Pts

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  • Had with Sunday roast lamb and beef. No formalized notes. Decanted for 1 hr and consumed over next two. Surprisingly still vibrant in colour meaning still lots of life left. Smooth tannins little on the nose but pleasant to drink.

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  • nose - cherry, earthy, nicely fragrant with time
    mouth - a bit blunted on the attack, but a very nice, mature and complex midpalate of red fruit and soil, with dry rather austere tannins and a nice tinge of dried cherry on the finish. I suggest drinking this over the next year or so.

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  • Nez pas très expressif,
    Bouche longueur persistance moyenne
    Bien, sans plus

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  • Dark purple colour. Really complex both aromatically and on the palate - red fruits, blackberry, chargilled capsicum, earth, leaf, tobacco and chocolate. Medium weight but good fruit intensity. Persistant and mouthfilling flavour. Needs food. Drinking well now - no need to wait any longer.

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