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Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan 2009 | 750 ml.

Item #: 33685

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RP100 SP96
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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

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Critical Acclaim

SP96 Wine Spectator Mar 31, 2012

"This is really loaded, with crushed plum, blueberry, cassis, fig and blackberry paste flavors all melded together, along with notes of tar, pastis and violet. Very long and dark, but polished and pure, with terrific fruit offset by a great tug of earth on the finish. Should cruise easily in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2035. 10,000 cases made." (96 pts.)

RP100 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 22nd Dec 2011

"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!" (100 pts.)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU33685
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameChâteau Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
DistrictSouthern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-AppellationPessac-Leognan
Package Size750 ml.
BrandChâteau Smith Haut-Lafitte
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2009
Bin Location13
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Wine - Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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