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Red Wine / France / Bordeaux / Pessac-Léognan AOC / 14,5 % vol
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CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2018

0,75 L Red Wine / France / Bordeaux / Pessac-Léognan AOC / 14,5 % vol

17.0/20
Verified taster: Jeremy S. 10/06/2023 Verified purchase
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What concentration. Notes of black fruit, leather and tobacco. The finish is long and fresh. The wine is very well balanced. A fine wine to open for a special occasion!more reviews

"It's one of the best Smith-Haut Lafitte wines I have tasted." J. Suckling
At the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, this vineyard is planted in gunz gravel with stones and quartz, and extends over 67 hectares. This Château Smith Haut Lafitte has executed an beautiful vintage. Aside from its finesse and elegance, this vintage offers a beautiful concentration of flavours of blackcurrant, blueberries, blackberries, elderberries and with notes of incense, violet and peppermint. And it finishes leaving a lovely freshness in the mouth. It has a sharp attack that's soft and rounded, even caressing. You'll find aromas of leather, light burnt wood and some roasted notes. The concentration and smoothness of the fruit is supported by a good tannic structure. We will discover its full potential with a little patience!
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Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2018
  Wine type
Fine wine
  Vintage
2018
  Grape Variety
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
  Character
Tannic and racy red wine
  Style
Powerful
  Serving Temperature
16-18°C
  Serving
Decant into carafe 2h earlier
  Storage instructions
To drink or to store in cellar
  To drink until
2040
  Food & Wine Pairing
Red meat, Poultry, Game meat, Cheese


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18.0/20
Verified taster: 07/21/2023 Verified purchase
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A sure bet. For this 2018 vintage, it deserves to age a little longer to reach its peak. Notes of leather and tobacco, to be opened with good red meat such as game.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 08/21/2023 Verified purchase
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Possibly one of the best Smith Haut-Lafitte of recent times and certainly one of the best 2018 for its CPR. Fruit, fine leathers, tobacco leaf, ink.... Everything I want to find in a great wine like this. In 10-12 years it will be a spectacle. Ideal for great occasions.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 10/06/2023 Verified purchase
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What concentration. Notes of black fruit, leather and tobacco. The finish is long and fresh. The wine is very well balanced. A fine wine to open for a special occasion!

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT-LAFITTE

After careers as skiers, the Cathiard family bought the Smith Haut Lafitte estate in 1990, a real jewel whose name has been one of the most emblematic of Bordeaux wines for several centuries. Driven by the desire to produce one of the best wines in the world and aware of the richness of their Pessac-Léognan terroir, the owners combine ancestral methods (manual harvesting, compost making, ploughing on horseback, total elimination of herbicides) and new technologies. On these same lands, their daughter Mathilde and her husband Bertrand created the first Vinothérapie® spa and the cosmetics brand Caudalie®.

★★ Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - Notation DOMAINE 2024 Élu Vigneron de l'Année - Guide Hachette
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