(2003 Vintage) A sleeper of the vintage, the dense blue/purple-colored 2003 Lafon-Rochet exhibits plenty of blackberry, cassis and graphite along with a touch of toasty new oak. The wine is more backward than expected, but it possesses full-bodied, concentrated flavors as well as good elegance, purity, and overall equilibrium. This is a long-distance runner.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. An elegant nose. Wonderful fruit on the palate, with powerful tannin.