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Smith Haut Lafitte 2010

2010 Smith Haut Lafitte rouge is a deep, concentrated, nearly black colour. The bouquet displays a range of red and black fruit aromas, as well as ones reminiscent of spice and warm herbs. With aeration, the wine reveals magnificent black fruit, liquorice, clove, and graphite nuances... The wine starts out firm and straightforward on the palate. It is huge, but in no way austere. Its power comes through in a full-bodied flavour profile with a long aftertaste. The tannin is rich and silky, and the texture is well-defined thanks to ripe tannin and a careful control during extraction. The wine has an extremely well-focused structure and taste. The long aftertaste of liquorice, red fruit, and black fruit also features more subtle underlying flavours of hot stones and warm earth. This 2010 Smith Haut Lafitte rouge is undoubtedly one of the finest wines the estate has ever made.

 Producer Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte
 Region Pessac-Léognan
 Country France
 Varietals Cabernet SauvignonMerlotCabernet FrancPetit Verdot
 Vintage 2010

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About the Producer

Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte
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Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte

Bordeaux, Gironde, France Bordeaux, Gironde, France

The noble Bosq family started growing grapes here as early as 1365. The property was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith, who gave the estate its present name. He also built the manor house and exported his – by now famous – wine to England on his own ships.  In 1842, Mr. Duffour-Dubergier,...

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