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2006 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge

Retail: $59.99

$44.98

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Rating
93 Pts Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2006

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot


Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit

Nose

currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla

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Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"A top-notch success, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte offers aromas of smoky, juicy black currants, graphite, earth, truffles, and forest floor. Full-bodied with superb purity, noticeable but sweet tannins, this round, generous, long wine should drink nicely for 15-20+ years." -93 points Robert Parker

"Gorgeous aromas of dark chocolate, cappuccino and berries lead to a full body, with luscious fruit and round tannins. Long and voluptuous for the vintage. Impressive. Best after 2014. 10,000 cases made." -92 Points - Wine Spectator

"Full red-ruby. Expressive nose offers plum, black raspberry, tobacco, mocha, truffle, licorice and herbs. Suave, fine-grained and vibrant; generous and plush yet light on its feet. Finishes very long and classy, with sweet tannins, terrific energy and palate-coating persistence and perfume. Not as fat or full as the 2005, but just a step behind that wine." -92 Points- Stephen Tanzer- International Wine Cellar

"With its prominent new wood, here is a wine that goes for spice, caramel and high toast flavors. It has great power, a wine that is currently all structure, leaving the fruit to gain in richness at a later stage." -90 points Wine Enthusiast

WINE:
"This wine is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. The vineyards are an average age of 38 years old. The grapes are harvested manually, with punching downs in traditional wood casks around 28-30 degrees Celsius. The wine ages for 18 months in 80% New French oak (made onsite) on the lees with one racking." -Winery

Product Description:

"A top-notch success, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte offers aromas of smoky, juicy black currants, graphite, earth, truffles, and forest floor. Full-bodied with superb purity, noticeable but sweet tannins, this round, generous, long wine should drink nicely for 15-20+ years." -93 points Robert Parker

"Gorgeous aromas of dark chocolate, cappuccino and berries lead to a full body, with luscious fruit and round tannins. Long and voluptuous for the vintage. Impressive. Best after 2014. 10,000 cases made." -92 Points - Wine Spectator

"Full red-ruby. Expressive nose offers plum, black raspberry, tobacco, mocha, truffle, licorice and herbs. Suave, fine-grained and vibrant; generous and plush yet light on its feet. Finishes very long and classy, with sweet tannins, terrific energy and palate-coating persistence and perfume. Not as fat or full as the 2005, but just a step behind that wine." -92 Points- Stephen Tanzer- International Wine Cellar

"With its prominent new wood, here is a wine that goes for spice, caramel and high toast flavors. It has great power, a wine that is currently all structure, leaving the fruit to gain in richness at a later stage." -90 points Wine Enthusiast

WINE:
"This wine is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. The vineyards are an average age of 38 years old. The grapes are harvested manually, with punching downs in traditional wood casks around 28-30 degrees Celsius. The wine ages for 18 months in 80% New French oak (made onsite) on the lees with one racking." -Winery

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