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Château Smith Haut Lafitte, 2006

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte, 2006

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

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£77.50
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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Daniel Cathiard Optimum Drinking: 2018-2038 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103055
Estate Notes

Château Smith Haut Lafite produced a classic Pessac-Léognan from the 2006 vintage, which was very much a winemaker's year and one in which some great values, such as this, can be found.

Smith Haut Lafitte has gone from nigh on the bottom of the class to the very top in a matter of a decade. It offers scintillating quality and fantastic value-for-money from a left bank château, and its wines (and owners) are some of the most charming in all Bordeaux.

Smith Haut Lafitte is owned by the amiable ex-Olympic skier Daniel Cathiard and his wife Florence, who have transformed the property and the quality of the wines beyond recognition since 1990. Smith-Haut-Lafitte is not classified as organic, but its practices are very much in the natural vein. They make their own organic compost and oak barrels.

Reviews

“...intriguing bouquet with surprising mineral intensity coming through the pure blackberry and cassis fruit. The oak here is beautifully assimilated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a keen line of acidity, quite structured in the mouth, but that mineralité continues right to the finish that attenuates ever such a little. This is a thoroughbred Pessac-Léognan for the vintage." eRobertParker.com

“Gorgeous aromas of dark chocolate, cappuccino and berries lead to a full body, with luscious fruit and round tannins. Long and voluptuous for the vintage." Wine Spectator