Sunday, February 5, 2012

Quickie Review: ***+ $$$$ Chateau Lafon-Rochet, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, France, 2009

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About quickie reviews: "Quickie reviews" are made on the run, often at large wine tastings, where the opportunity to settle in with a wine is limited.  Our typical reviews carry more depth.  Nonetheless, key elements on the nose or palate are indicated, along with Spirit of Wine rating.

Quickie tasting notes:  This is Chateau Lafon-Rochet, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, France, 2009.  The nose is sweet, rich and balanced.  The palate is rich as well, with cherry flavors, balanced even at its young age.
Overall: Rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for potential.

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