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2015 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte French - Bordeaux

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2015

Winery: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Vintage: 2015

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Wine Category: French - Bordeaux

Grape blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Pessac Leognan

State or country: France

Price: $89

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 97.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: March 15, 2018

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cab based wine from Smith Haut Lafitte is Excellent. It opens with a red cherry bouquet with a hint of cedar and a touch of strawberry licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused black currant with notes of oak and black olive. I also detected hints of black cherry. The finish is rather dry and its well-managed moderate tannins stick around for a very long time. I would decant this wine and serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 is a very dark red wine, almost black. The nose expresses a bouquet of black fruits and very fresh red fruits. Through swirling, the nose appears more complex with notes of spices, cedar, liquorice associated with notes of violet and a touch of flint stone. The mouth is straightforward, dynamic, powerful, dense, classy. Tannins are concentrated, unctuous and silky. They give the wine great length and beautiful texture. We find again in mouth the crunchy and ripe fruits and an additional spicier dimension with liquorice, citron, clove and a wonderful finale of floral and mineral notes.

Organic status: not organic

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