Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Leognan | Grand Cru Classe 2019 / 750 ml.

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WE9898 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 10/1/2022
Rich in black fruits with a structure that acts as a support. Acidity and blackberry flavors with hints of black coffee and a core of denseness that is very fine. The wine will age well, drink from 2026. Organic and biodynamic. (Roger Voss)
VN9696 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2023
The 2019 Smith Haut-Lafitte has a Burgundian like purity on the nose: raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, touches of pressed rose petal emerging with time. The oak is a little prominent at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a fine bead of acidity, fresh and focused, building all the time to quite a structured yet complex and engaging finish. Very fine. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting. (Neal Martin)

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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Château Smith Haut-Lafitte

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WE98 98 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (10/1/2022)

Rich in black fruits with a structure that acts as a support. Acidity and blackberry flavors with hints of black coffee and a core of denseness that is very fine. The wine will age well, drink from 2026. Organic and biodynamic. (Roger Voss)

VN96 96 pts. / Vinous (Feb 2023)

The 2019 Smith Haut-Lafitte has a Burgundian like purity on the nose: raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, touches of pressed rose petal emerging with time. The oak is a little prominent at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a fine bead of acidity, fresh and focused, building all the time to quite a structured yet complex and engaging finish. Very fine. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting. (Neal Martin)

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Region / Bordeaux

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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.

Country / France

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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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SKU 58725
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Southern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Brand Château Smith Haut-Lafitte
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2019
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 98.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
JS89+89–90 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Pretty, juicy fruit with chocolate and blueberry character. Medium body and fine, polished tannins. From organically grown grapes.
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France | Bordeaux | Saint-Emilion

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Frank Phelan Saint-Estephe 2019 / 750 ml.

2019 / 750 ml.

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JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, March 3, 2022
A very spicy and typical St.-Estephe with nutmeg, clove and berry character. Medium body with slightly chewy tannins and a savory finish. Give it time to soften. Serious second wine from Phelan. Try after 2025. (James Suckling)
JD89+89–91 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 6/11/2020
The second wine of Phelan Segur, the 2019 Frank Phelan is a solid effort, and I continue to think these second wines are undervalued in the market today. Deep purple, with impressive notes of cassis, black cherries, unsmoked tobacco, cedarwood, and chocolate, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, rock-solid balance, and a charming, thoroughly enjoyable style. It’s well worth purchasing. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP89+89–91+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 18th Jun 2020
Deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Frank Phélan jumps from the glass with punchy black cherries, boysenberries and plum preserves scents with a core of warm cassis, candied violets, dark chocolate and garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate has a classic sturdy/chewy structure with seamless freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing earthy. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
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RP97+97+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 16th Mar 2020
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte charges out of the gate with bold expressions of warm redcurrants, baked blackberries and crème de cassis with hints of spice cake, dried roses, underbrush and pencil lead plus a waft of candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a fantastic core of densely packed red and black fruits, framed by wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
VN9797 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2020
The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte is fantastic. Rich, sumptuous and opulent, the 2017 dazzles with total class. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, menthol, sage and lavender infuse the 2017 with striking layers of depth and complexity. A wine of tremendous character and balance, the 2017 is flat-out gorgeous and very clearly one of the wines of the year.
JS9797 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Sunday, December 20, 2020
Wonderful depth of fruit here with blackberries, wet earth, mushrooms, dark chocolate and violets. Full-bodied, tight and poised with polished and compressed tannins. Consistent finish. Linear and focused. A blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.
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