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Château Lafon Demi-Bouteilles Sauternes Vin Blanc Moelleux 2005

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Château Lafon-Rochet:
The origin of the “Rochet” name lies quite obviously in the word “roches”, as in the “rocks” that make up the soil of the Lafon-Rochet domain. Over the course of thousands of years, crumbling rocks from the far-off Massif Central and Pyrenee mountains were ferried by the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, eroded into pebbles and deposited in the limestone subsoil of Saint-Estèphe, creating a lands... Read more
The origin of the “Rochet” name lies quite obviously in the word “roches”, as in the “rocks” that make up the soil of the Lafon-Rochet domain. Over the course of thousands of years, crumbling rocks from the far-off Massif Central and Pyrenee mountains were ferried by the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, eroded into pebbles and deposited in the limestone subsoil of Saint-Estèphe, creating a landscape of gentle, well-drained hills featuring a deep layer of gravel. The Lafon-Rochet domain sits on soil covered by a layer of gravel dating back to the period formerly know as the Quaternary (Günz) and features a mixture of quartz, gritstone, silex, volcanic lydianite, millstone grit, sand and clay. The diverse composition of its gravel layer combined with its excellent natural drainage system make the Lafon-Rochet domain a truly exceptional terroir. With its vast estate of 40 hectares, the Château Lafon-Rochet is one of the great ambassadors of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. Ideally situated between the Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d’Estournel properties, it can proudly boast of its prime location in one of the world’s most prestigious winegrowing neighborhoods. Read less
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RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for Château Lafon Demi-Bouteilles Sauternes Vin Blanc Moelleux

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

A dark ruby/purple color and a bouquet of plums, black raspberries, licorice, roasted herbs, and incense are followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich, structured, backward wine that requires 6-10 yea... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Lafon Rochet 1500ml


External Review
01/29/2009

This is a wonderful rare wine which is only available in limited quantities . Usually there are no more than a few bottles in stock and may sell out quickly. We will contact you immediately if this item become unavailable or if we have any problems


External Review
04/07/2008

Since 1990, this estate's wines have benefited from improved viniculture techniques, such as destemming, and the addition of a higher proportion of Merlot to soften and round out the wine. You will find a little leather & tar on the nose, cassis and red currants on the palate and a touch of mint lingering on the finish.


External Review
03/04/2009

RP: At present, this structured, backward 2005 is dominated by the vintage�s substantial tannins. It exhibits a saturated ruby purple color, a reticent but promising bouquet of sweet black fruits intermixed with weedy tobacco, licorice, and leather characteristics. Medium-bodied and powerful, with excruciating tannin, but promising potential, patience is most definitely required. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.


External Review
04/01/2008

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