Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2009

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (Red)


The new wine was deeply-coloured, almost black. It had great concentration with powerful, complex, and elegant aromas of red and black fruit, spices, herbs, cedar, liquorice, clove, and graphite…This complexity was also present on the palate, and the wine soon proved to be rich, powerful, balanced, and refreshing. With time, power and concentration have become its hallmarks – but not at all at the expense of finesse. The tannin is incredibly rich and there is a beautiful, long aftertaste. The aromatic complexity on the nose carries over to the palate, which features superb red fruit and spicy flavours (clove,liquorice, and cinnamon) as well as subtle overtones of graphite, gunflint, and violet…

  • Quốc gia sản xuất: Pháp
  • Cấp độ: Gran Cru Classe
  • Mùa nho: 2009
  • Giống nho: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Nồng độ: 14.5%
  • Thể tích: 750ml
  • Loại rượu vang: Rượu vang đỏ

Rượu vang Pháp Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (Red)

Robert Parker Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012

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
30-40+ years. Bravo!

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