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2009 Smith Haut Laffite - 750 ml

100
RP

Product ID: 45827-750-AI
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 2009
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: France
Producer: Smith Haut Lafitte
Rating: 100 RP
Region: Bordeaux
Type of Wine: Bordeaux Red
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Description: One can't say enough about what proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard have accomplished at this estate since 1990...They have fashioned one of the most consistently outstanding wines, both white and red, over the last two decades, and their 2009 probably eclipses any previous performance. An opaque purple color is followed by an explosive nose of graphite, black currants, licorice, incense, and a hint of black tea. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary density, unctuosity, and richness, yet it never comes across as heavy or overbearing. Deep and full-bodied with sensational concentration as well as remarkable purity and precision, this brilliant wine possesses the high, but sweet tannins that are a hallmark of the vintage, and exceptional delicacy allied to massive power and richness...a rare combination indeed. This prodigious effort should drink well for 30-40 years. Bravo! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050.

Robert Parker


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