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This deep, dark wonderful expression of northern Graves has a deep red colour (almost black) with a nose of evenly crushed blackberry... very elegant. On the palate, there is more Sauvignon heritage with warm, sweet cigar and Kirsch. As a second wine, unbelievable. 91 points.
Nicely approachable now and built to last well. 91 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
look = 7/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 11/20; total = 32/50
Good dry Grave white vine
Average "Professional Critic" Score is 97 points. At $235, it is 19% of the average price for a similar scoring Bordeaux wine.
External Reviews for Chateau Smith Lafitte Pessac Leognan
The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30andndash;40+ years. Bravo!
Very dense and firm this has powerful tannins as well as a blackberry jam flavor. The wine is complex full of both dark tannins and the richest fruits layered with notes of herb spice and a concentrated structure. Wine Enthusiast.
Good bright red-ruby. Enticing aromas of blueberry flowers graphite and charred nutty oak plus a sexy suggestion of floral white fruit. Like liquid silk on entry then concentrated and lush in the middle with red plum tobacco and mineral flavors given definition by lovely harmonious acidity. Utterly seamless wine with suave tannins. Voluminous and intense but not a powerhouse. Finishing flavors mount slowly and stain the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Conveys a beau
Dark and lustrous. Intense with aromatic tea-leaf aromas. Very rich indeed. Lots of ripe fruit inside the frame. Lots of tannin. Dusty end but massively ripe on the finish. 18/20 Jancis Robinson.
90% sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris, 5% semillon. Beautiful balance between the notes of crushed rocks and bright, rich tropical fruits. Round and rich on the palate, but showing vibrant, racy acidity that keeps the wine dry overall through the f... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 750ml
This is really loaded, with crushed plum, blueberry, cassis, fig and blackberry paste flavors all melded together, along with notes of tar, pastis and violet. Very long and dark, but polished and pure, with terrific fruit offset by a great tug of earth on the finish. Should cruise easily in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2035.
90% sauvignon blanc 5% sauvignon gris 5% semillon. Beautiful balance between the notes of crushed rocks and bright rich tropical fruits. Round and rich on the palate but showing vibrant racy acidity that keeps the wine dry overall through the finish. In a warm vintage a definite accomplishment to achieve this level of acidity. Alex Shaw.
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