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2018 - Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge

Bordeaux, Red

Buy 1 Case for £480.00 In Bond
QTY AVAILABLE: 13
Wine Details
Vintage:
2018
Type:
Red
Size:
6x75cl
Condition:
OWC
Appellation:
Pessac Leognan
Region:
Bordeaux
Score:
97-99+ WA
Wine Advocate

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot aging in 60% new barriques, the very deep purple-black colored 2018 Smith Haut Lafitte is a little shy to begin. With coaxing, it very slowly unfurls to reveal a heart-stopping perfume of violets, red roses, kirsch, black cherries and redcurrant jelly, before giving way to a profound core of warm blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, molten licorice and cinnamon stick with nuances of dried mint, orange blossoms (yes!) and cloves. Full-bodied, the fruit does veritable pirouettes on your palate, both elegant and powerful in its expression, coating the mouth with densely packed red and black fruits while revealing tons of mineral, floral and savory sparks, framed by exquisitely fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long.