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2003 Château Lafon Rochet, St Estèphe

2003 Château Lafon Rochet, St Estèphe

Ref: BORD037
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

Lafon Rochet was created in the mid-17th century when presented as a dowry to Pierre de Lafon, having previously been known as Rochette. The property stayed in the same ownership for two centuries before being sold to Guy Tesseron in 1959. Tesseron commenced an intense program of renovation, as the entire estate had fallen into ruin. The chateau itself, famously painted a bright mustard yellow, is the only classed growth Médoc property to have been built in the 20th century. 

Case of 12 Bottles
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£429.00
duty paid price: £546.94
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Estèphe
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2013-2020
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"Fully mature, round, soft and reasonably complex, the 2003 Lafon Rochet exhibits notes of cedarwood, licorice, Christmas fruitcake, red and black fruits. The tannins are resolved in this medium-bodied, low acid St.-Estephe, so enjoy it over the next 4-5 years." Robert Parker in 2014

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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