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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves

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Wine Description

(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.

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    dark choc masculine immediate impact on nose. deep

    almost 6 years
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  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 03/31/2009
  • Decanter
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fullish yellow, still a hint cloudy. Rather green Sauvignon nose, grassy and very herbaceous, much better on palate, where the fleshiness of ripe fruit shows through. Still, a good, not great, example, with quite a bit of oak to slow up the fruit. (Tasted
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator