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2019 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte RougeBlend from France

$109.99

List Price: $142.99

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  • 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 09/15/2022

About

Ratings:

99

Intense blackberry and graphite character coming out of the glass, together with dried violets, ink and some asphalt. Full-bodied with wonderfully integrated tannins that spread across the palate and then draw you deep into the wine. Lead-pencil and blackcurrant aftertaste. Tightly wound with a cashmere-like texture. A whole and thought-provoking wine. Try after 2028 and beyond.

98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Reminding me a little of the 2009, the 2019 Ch√Ęteau Smith Haut Lafitte has a rich, powerful style in its cassis, blueberry, and black raspberry fruit as well as its chalky minerality, smoked earth, tobacco, and lead pencil shaving-like aromas and flavors. A blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, this rich, unctuously textured beauty has terrific concentration, sweet tannins, and the vintage's hallmark elegance and finesse. One of the most concentrated, powerful wines in the vintage, it needs 4-5 years of bottle age (or a healthy decant) and will evolve for 30+ years if stored properly. Not enough can be said about what proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, as well as winemaker Fabien Teitgen, continue to achieve at this estate.

Product Detail

Item # 129077
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pessac-Leognan
Ratings

99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

98 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2019
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
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