Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
|Brand||Château Smith Haut Lafitte|
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The nose expresses a bouquet of black fruits and very freshred fruits. Through
swirling, the nose appears more complex with notes of spices, cedar,
liquorice associated with notes of violet and a touch of flint stone.
The mouth is straightforward, dynamic, powerful, dense, classy. Tannins are
concentrated, unctuous and silky. They give the wine great length and
beautiful texture. We find again in mouth the crunchy and ripe fruits and an
additional spicier dimension with liquorice, citron, clove and a wonderful
finale of floral and mineral notes.
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.
Barrel Sample. With its dense structure, superb acidity and black currant fruits, this is a great wine from the estate owned by Daniel and Florence Cathiard. A majority old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon (with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) gives the wine the concentration it needs to mature slowly. This elegant wine will be ready to drink after 2032.
Quite ripe, with lush waves of cassis, cherry preserve and raspberry puree flavors gliding through in no hurry, but maintaining definition and cut along the way as bramble, tar and melted licorice snap notes slowly emerge throughout. The finish features an intense echo of pastis and sweet tobacco, showing serious latent grip. Best from 2023 through 2038. 8,333 cases made.
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