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2002 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
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2002 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

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Tasting Notes: Robe : Deep red Bouquet : With great intensity, the first impression evokes delicate notes of chocolate and deep berries (blackberries, cassis). Palate :The attack proceeds softly to reveal a broad evolution that envelops the mouth and lingers for moments. The body is fine, silky and quite beautiful. Overall Impression : This wine is one of the most distignuished, finding its balance without becoming stereotypically concentrated or fluffy. Service :Decanting is recommended before serving read more...Tasting Notes: Robe : Deep red Bouquet : With great intensity, the first impression evokes delicate notes of chocolate and deep berries (blackberries, cassis). Palate :The attack proceeds softly to reveal a broad evolution that envelops the mouth and lingers for moments. The body is fine, silky and quite beautiful. Overall Impression : This wine is one of the most distignuished, finding its balance without becoming stereotypically concentrated or fluffy. Service :Decanting is recommended before serving.Decanting is recommended before serving.Decanting is recommended before serving. Classification: A.O.C. (hide)

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Tasting Notes: Robe : Deep red Bouquet : With great intensity, the first impression evokes delicate notes of chocolate and deep berries (blackberries, cassis). Palate :The attack proceeds softly to reveal a broad evolution that envelops the mouth and lingers for moments. The body is fine, silky and quite beautiful. Overall Impression : This wine is one of the most distignuished, finding its balance without becoming stereotypically concentrated or fluffy. Service :Decanting is recommended before serving read more...Tasting Notes: Robe : Deep red Bouquet : With great intensity, the first impression evokes delicate notes of chocolate and deep berries (blackberries, cassis). Palate :The attack proceeds softly to reveal a broad evolution that envelops the mouth and lingers for moments. The body is fine, silky and quite beautiful. Overall Impression : This wine is one of the most distignuished, finding its balance without becoming stereotypically concentrated or fluffy. Service :Decanting is recommended before serving.Decanting is recommended before serving.Decanting is recommended before serving. Classification: A.O.C. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    The Cathiards have breathed new life into the vines and the wines of this grand estate on a rise of river stones in Martillac. Now among the most fashionable destinations in Bordeaux for its spa and restaurant, the château itself is producing wines that are not only stylish, but real. In a vintage more challenging for Graves than for most other regions. Smith offers a rich wine, evocative of the terroir in its lovely spice and mineral components. It starts off with lifted red fruit and spice, darkening to a sophisticated finish that lasts, as the gravelly mineral tones add a sense of elegance and restraint. And as the wine takes on air over the course of three days, the finish continues to grow longer, the red fruit going the distance lit by the glint off a trail of stones. A 15- to 20-year wine.