Château Smith Haut Lafitte le Petit Haut Lafitte 2010

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A step ahead of the pack, with a lovely caressed feel and a toasted macadamia nut frame to the large core of yellow plum, straw and verbena notes. ... Read more

Green-tinged bright gold. Intense pungent floral-accented aromas of pear skin stone fruits and rosemary are complicated by vanilla smoke and dusty ... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2013

A step ahead of the pack, with a lovely caressed feel and a toasted macadamia nut frame to the large core of yellow plum, straw and verbena notes. Offers a gorgeous feel on the finish. Long. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Green-tinged bright gold. Intense pungent floral-accented aromas of pear skin stone fruits and rosemary are complicated by vanilla smoke and dusty minerals. Explosive on entry then sweet and dense in the middle palate with tropical fruit and fresh herb flavors nicely lifted and extended by lively acidity. Finishes with a repeating smoky mineral character excellent length and complexity and attractive restraint. A lovely understated white wine in the making. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

With a pH of 3.62 the Grand Vin is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot the bouquet is very intense and focused stricter than the 2009 last year with blackberry a touch of cassis and a hint of boysenberry. Fine delineation the mineraliti beginning to emerge after one minute in the glass. One is immediately struck by the almost citrus-like freshness on the entry tight at first but then fanning out beautifully across the mouth towards the wonderfully structured finish that has more tension than it knows what to do with. Very persistent very long. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

With a pH of 3.62, the Grand Vin is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the bouquet is very intense and focused, stricter than the 2009 last year with blackberry, a touch of cassis and a hint of boyse... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2013

64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot formed the assemblage. Deeply colored and filled with smoke, cassis, jam and licorice coated dark berry aromas, this rich, juicy, concentrated wine ends with a long... Jeff Leve. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 6000ml


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Gorgeous, with alluring black tea and warm ganache notes that unfurl slowly, while the core of intense steeped plum, anise, blackberry compote and black currant confiture sits patiently in reserve. The beautiful loam-, tobacco- and tar-filled finish displays major heft, but also remarkable polish and grace. Should age very slowly. Best from 2018 through 2035.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is even better than the 2009. (I disagree, but only slightly.) This wine has laser-like definition in its an remarkable nose of a subtle charcoal fire interwoven with spring flowers, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur and spicy wood. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, long, rich and moderately tannic, this wine is set for an exceptionally long life of 30–40 years but can be drunk in 5–7.


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Designed during the blending of Smith Haut Lafitte, the wines of Le Petit Haut Lafitte are vinified and aged with the same care as the batches that will become the first wine of the Château.

Designed during the blending of Smith Haut Lafitte, the wines of Le Petit Haut Lafitte are vinified and aged with the same care as the batches that will become the first wine of the Château.

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