ready-improve2014 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

Product: 2014-12-00750-00-8011879
  • Neal Martin, Vinous
    93/100
  • Jancis Robinson MW
    17.5/20
  • Wine Advocate
    93/100
  • James Suckling
    96/100
  • Decanter
    94/100
  • Jeb Dunnuck
    93/100
  • Ready, but will improve

Description

The 2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte has a fragrant mulberry and strawberry scented bouquet with cedar and subtle undergrowth scents emerging with time. There is something almost Musigny-like here (written as a complement incidentallywhy not be compared to the greatest Burgundy Grand Cru?). The palate is medium-bodied with a soft and mellow opening. Quite spicy in the mouth with leather-tinged fruit on the open and inviting finish, there is something very approachable about this Smith-Haut-Lafitte, though like the 2014 Pape-Clement, it contains the substance to drink well over 10-15 years.

Drink 2020 - 2045

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Mar 2017)

Bottle Price 75 cl $156.00
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