Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 6 x 75cl En Primeur

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 Pessac Leognan 6 x 75cl En Primeur
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 65% Merlot 30% Petit Verdot 1% Cabernet Franc 4%

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A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot aging in 60% new barriques, the very deep purple-black colored 2020 Smith Haut Lafitte makes an impactful entrance, opening with flamboyant notes of blackcurrant pastilles, chocolate-covered cherries and molten licorice, leading to nuances of ground cloves, woodsmoke, crushed rocks and dusty soil. The medium to full-bodied palate bursts with opulent black fruit preserves and shimmering mineral sparks, framed by exquisitely ripe and fantastically firm tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epically long-lasting earthy and savory layers. This is the singular voice of Smith Haut Lafitte at its finest, and wow-oh-wow is it worth a listen. This 2020 has an alcohol of 14.5% with a pH of 3.65. The tannins this year were a little higher than 2018 and 2019. A little less than a third of production went into this grand vin. LPB (WA)

Critics Scores
(JH) Julia Harding jancisrobinson.com : 17.5+
(JS) James Suckling jamessuckling.com :
(LPB) Lisa Perrotti-Brown robertparker.com : 98-100
(NM) Neal Martin vinous.com :
(JA) Jane Anson decanter.com :
(JMQ ) Jean-Marc Quarin Quarin.com : 95
(RV) Roger Voss winemag.com :


Yield : hl/h
ABV: 0%

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Release price history for recent vintages where known.
2019: £408
2018 : £492
2017 : £412

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Availability:
This wine is sold En Primeur. Duty, Vat, and Delivery, are due on delivery (expected spring 2023). Please see our En Primeur Pages for further details.
Size:
6 x 75cl
Closure:
Cork
Appellation:
Pessac Leognan
Vintage:
2020

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