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2012 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge

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$69.99

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Rating
95 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2012

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


Organic

BioDynamic

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:

"The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunningly ripe, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is another sensational effort from the Cathiards that is perfectly balanced, complex, super-rich and pure. Drink it over the next 20-25 years."

Product Description:

"Ch√Ęteau Smith Haut Lafitte Red 2012 offers a beautiful dark bright red colour with blue hue. The already expressive nose reveals very fresh notes of red fruits (strawberry, cherry) with a hint of smoke. Once aerated, the nose complexity appears with delicate notes of spices (star anise, liquorice, cinnamon), of red fruits as well as beautiful and elegant flower notes. Then the nose stretches out with terroir aromas of flint stone and fireplace. The attack in mouth is fresh and balanced with a fleshy and unctuous texture. The wine is a subtle balance between maturity and freshness: the maturity from the concentration, the impressive unctuosity and sugarity and the beautiful structure of long and classy tannins; the freshness from the tension, the dynamism and the aroma sparkle."

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