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2018 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte French - Bordeaux "Le Petit Haut Lafitte"

Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 Le Petit Haut Lafitte

Winery: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Le Petit Haut Lafitte"

Wine Category: French - Bordeaux

Grape blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Pessac Leognan

State or country: France

Price: $40

Cases produced: 6,650

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: July 24, 2022

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored wine from Pessac Leognan opens with a gentle black currant and blueberry bouquet with hints of cedar, ash, and licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, and elegant. The flavor profile is black currant and graphite blend with notes mild blueberry and gentle blackberry. We also detected some hints of oolong tea and dark cocoa. The finish is dry, and its well-managed moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. The Tasting Panel would pair this wine with a filet mignon. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Le Petit Haut Lafitte red 2018 is extremely fine with silky tannins and beautiful aromas and flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium-bodied, with notes of black currant, licorice, and dark chocolate. A great finesse and a good structure with a lot of ageing potential.

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