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    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP93
    • ST92
    Price: $89.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 103936

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The style of our red wine is classic, with a neat expression of our terroir of Gnzian gravels, which give the wine some unique smoky notes. We look for elegance and structure, freshness and complexity, balance and richness. The majority of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in our vineyard, harvested at full maturity and vinified in the softest way to only extract the silkiest tannins, unveils after a few years all its potential, which we can then enjoy during long years. The other varietals grown on the estate, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, add to the Cabernet Sauvignon their own flavors and take part in the typical harmony of our Cru Classe de Graves.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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
    The Wine Advocate

    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
    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
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