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Chateau Smith Havt Lafitte Graves 2008
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In Bordeaux tradition, a white was tasted last in a string of 2008 tastings. Beautiful floral nose. Rich mouth-feel, layered with Tropical fruit, citrus, and minerality. Good acidity on a medium plus finish. A white that should age incredibly well with a storage life of 10-30 years, but showing well already. 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillion, 5% Sauvignon Gris. 93 points.
Racy and sweet with depth of perfume on the nose. Good balance of sweetness and power, with flower, chocolate, fruit, and soil throughout the palate. Medium finish. 91 points.
Sehr muskulös, typische vegetale Noten im Gaumen. Ab in den Keller!
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An elegant wine, smooth and rounded, bringing out smoky fruits over tannins that smooth out as the fruit unfolds. Less opulent than some previous vintages, the wine shows restraint and aging potential. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 750ml
This wine is already showing exceptionally well, even though it is not close to its plateau to its plateau of maturity. The deep ruby/purple color is followed by scents of roasted herbs intermixed with sweet black currant fruit, truffles, vanillin, and minerals. Lush, with ripe cassis fruit on the attack, outstanding balance, medium body and layers of intensity, this is an elegant, graceful, smoothly textured, beautifully made Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2018.
Big and tannic, this needs time. Lots of red berries and floral character on nose and palate. Full-bodied, with a slightly hollow midpalate at the moment. Very tannic, with an extracted, mouthpuckering finish. Try after 2002.
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 750ml
This expressive red shows intensity with grace, balancing pure black cherry, mineral and tobacco flavors with toasty oak and fresh acidity. The tannins are firm but ripe, fading to a floral, smoky finish. Drink now through 2018.-T.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 750ml
The 2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, which is somewhat reminiscent of the brilliant 1998, exhibits sweet cassis, tobacco leaf, earth, and barbecue characteristics in its complex aromatics. The wine reveals ripe, supple tannin, medium to full body, gorgeous f... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 750ml
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