2019 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge Pessac-Leognan

$89.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
WA96-98+

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte dates back over 800 years, starting out with vines planted back in 1365 on a gravelly plateau called Lafitte. A powerful, uncompromising style of Graves wine that fully demonstrates the muscle of its gravel laden vineyard. 
“The 2019 Smith Haut Lafitte is downright hedonic on the nose, rolling sensuously out of the glass with notions of warm cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, Black Forest cake and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon toast, lilacs, camphor and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate juxtaposes remarkable energy and brightness with densely packed, rich, ripe black fruits, framed by wonderfully ripe, finely grained tannins and fantastically invigorating freshness, finishing long with mineral-tinged fireworks. Stunning!” –WA
The quality and excellence of a First Growth for a quarter of the price. This will sell out.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2019
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan GC Classe de Graves
SKU #:
1042853
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96-98+

Wine Advocate

The blend this year is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 17th of September to the 10th of October. The wine is aging in French oak barriques, 60% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Smith Haut Lafitte is downright hedonic on the nose, rolling sensuously out of the glass with notions of warm cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, Black Forest cake and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon toast, lilacs, camphor and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate juxtaposes remarkable energy and brightness with densely packed, rich, ripe black fruits, framed by wonderfully ripe, finely grained tannins and fantastically invigorating freshness, finishing long with mineral-tinged fireworks. Stunning!