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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2016

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2016
$810 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $135 / Unit
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    Château Smith Haut Lafitte red 2016: a powerful and elegant Pessac-Léognan

    A Cru Classé of Graves produced in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Château Smith Haut Lafitte produces its red wine in a vineyard of 67 hectares. Aged 38 years, on average, the vines are planted on soils made up of Günzian gravel. Each batch is matured for 18 months in oak barrels (60% in new barrels) before blending. The Château Smith Haut Lafitte red 2016 blends 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

    The Château Smith Haut Lafitte rouge 2016 displays a dark red color, almost black. Soft and elegant, the nose open up to fragrances of black fruits (blackberries, black cherries) and red fruits (raspberries), along with subtle and complex floral, spicy, aniseed, toasted (smoke) and mineral notes (flint). This powerful and elegant wine reveals a formidable balance on the palate, showing itself to be dense, concentrated, soft, unctuous and with a superb texture.

    Parker : 98 / 100
    J. Suckling : 97 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    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.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Robinson
    18

    J. Suckling
    97

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    98

    Wine Spectator
    97

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    98

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

    On Special
    No

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