Dating back over 800 years on rich gravel mounds, this 100 point wine upon which Parker lavished “This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date.” A perfect hedonistic Bordeaux for those who want the volume to go to eleven.
WINE WILL ARRIVE NOVEMBER 2019
The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo!