Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Bordeaux, France   |  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot   |  2016
£525.00
In stock
SKU
CHSM-HALA-2016-6-IB-SM
Delivery 1-2 weeks
Perhaps the finest I’ve encountered in 20 years of visiting this estate

"Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and matured in 60% new oak for 18 months, the 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte has a very deep garnet-purple color, opening with sensuous scents of warm black cherries, blackberry pie, star anise and fragrant lilacs with hints of chocolate box, cigar box and pencil lead plus wafts of truffles and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive, it completely fills the palate with perfumed black berry preserves and superbly plush tannins, finishing epically long and beautifully layered." 98/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte has a more discreet bouquet than I expected, and it takes a couple of minutes to open in the glass, revealing blackberry, briar, a touch of pressed iris and a wet limestone aroma. There is less tobacco than I expected, and a stonier style. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, perhaps the finest I’ve encountered in 20 years of visiting this estate. Very feminine and beautifully structured, and the 60% new oak is seamlessly assimilated. Extremely impressive and beguiling. This will be an irresistible Smith Haut Lafitte that gives 30 to 40 years of drinking pleasure." 97/100, Neal Martin, Vinous

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  Duty Paid / In BondIn Bond
  Vintage2016
  Bottle size750
  CountryFrance
  RegionBordeaux
  GrapeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  Wine TypeRed wines

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