1989 Chateau Lafon Rochet, Saint-Estephe (750ml)

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1989 Chateau Lafon Rochet
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Estephe
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 90WS, 88WA
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

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A big, very ripe, overdone wine--but a delicious one. Seriously good dark-ruby color. Lots of raspberry and prune character on the nose. Full-bodied, with flavors verging on dried raisin, and toast and jam character on the aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2000.

90 points, Wine Spectator&nbsp;(May&nbsp;1999)

The 1989 Lafon-Rochet is a more tannic and brawny wine. Dark ruby, with an intense bouquet of overripe cassis, this chewy, well-endowed, full-bodied wine may be reminiscent of the excellent 1970. It is a traditionally made, surprisingly big wine. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2015.

88 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 85 - Feb 1993)