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46 Ratings
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves
$112.99 USD
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Whole uncrushed grape berries fermented in small oak vats at 28°C and extraction with manual pigeage (punching down the cap). Aged in barrel on the lees for 18 months (60% new barrels, made at the estate's own cooperage) and only racked once. Duration of ageing was adjusted to each wine.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2003 Vintage) Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006! "Loads of blackberry and licorice with hints of meat and smoked oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of very ripe and exotic fruit. Very exotic and wild. Rich finish. Best after 2009."-Wine Spectator

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 03/31/2009
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: (85-86) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 81 on Jun-92