Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-sale) 2011 |


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    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-sale) 2011


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    Price: $74.99
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    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar, 93 James Suckling

    Region: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 116398

    Critical Acclaim:

    Offers pure, driven plum, cassis and black cherry notes inlaid with graphite and roasted wood spice. Dense without being overextracted. Very sleek. Rock-solid.
    Barrel Sample: 92-95 Points

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    An impressive effort, this 2011 exhibits a dense saturated ruby/purple color along with lots of graphite, black currant and camphor notes, medium to full body, and surprising depth, richness and length. Tannins are present, but they are relatively sweet and unobtrusive. A crisp character gives the wine vibrancy as well as impressive delineation. It should drink well for 15+ years.
    Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This wine has density, with very dry, massive tannins. This is a wine for long-term aging; it has a solid texture, with its fruit well buried.—
    Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Opaque purple-ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and graphite. Bright, fresh and juicy, with sneaky concentration to the black fruit and mineral flavors. The finish is long and pure, with enticing notes of minerals and cedar. A more refined Smith Haut Lafitte than usual, very well done.
    Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Perfumed and very pretty with delicate spices, berries and flowers. Medium to full body, with ultra fine tannins and a lovely finish. Balanced and delicious. Not a big wine but shows finesse.
    Barrel Sample: 92-93 Points

    93 Points
    James Suckling
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