1996 Lafon Rochet

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



One of the sleepers of the 1996 vintage, Lafon-Rochet has turned out an atypically powerful, rich, and concentrated wine bursting with black currant fruit. The opaque purple color gives way to a medium to full-bodied, tannic, backward wine with terrific purity, a sweet, concentrated mid-palate, and a long, blockbuster finish. This wine remains one of the finest values from the luxury-priced 1996 vintage, and is well-worth purchasing by readers who are willing to invest 5-6 years of patience; it should keep for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.|| Wine Advocate.April, 1999



Blackberry and licorice aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Clearly better in 1996 than in 1995.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. James Suckling, Wine Specrtator 2007

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Chart showing (to 15/09/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Lafon Rochet 1996
+£266.67     (+147.33%) Latest price:  £447.67
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