2010 Smith Haut Lafitte



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Average critic rating : 94.5 points

98

98

This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is even better than the 2009. (I disagree, but only slightly.) This wine has laser-like definition in its an remarkable nose of a subtle charcoal fire interwoven with spring flowers, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur and spicy wood. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, long, rich and moderately tannic, this wine is set for an exceptionally long life of 30-40 years but can be drunk in 5-7. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

93-95

93-95

With a pH of 3.62, the Grand Vin is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the bouquet is very intense and focused, stricter than the 2009 last year with blackberry, a touch of cassis and a hint of boysenberry. Fine delineation, the mineralité beginning to emerge after one minute in the glass. One is immediately struck by the almost citrus-like freshness on the entry, tight at first but then fanning out beautifully across the mouth towards the wonderfully structured finish that has more tension than it knows what to do with. Very persistent, very long. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

95-96

95-96

Wonderful aromas of currants, berries and minerals. Very stoney. Full bodied, with an intense and dense palate structure. Loads of blackberries, sweet tobacco and hot stones. Long finish. We will see if it’s better than the 2009 or not. jamessuckling.com

93-96

93-96

Really ripe, but with great focus, as linzer torte, blackberry, plum sauce and anise notes are woven tightly together, all carried by tar and graphite, with a long, seamless finish.James Molesworth, winespectator.com

17

17

Savoury and appealing on the nose. Very fresh – admirably fresh. Very Graves and fragrant with firm minerality and very dry finish. Nothing overdone. Nicely balanced for the long term. jancisrobinson.com

18

18

Rich tobacco leaf cassis fruit, superb balance of natural vineyard concentration and elegance, already showing fragrance and charm, a notable success for this château. Drink 2015-30. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

19

19

Here, nature and culture have reached a summit with the 2010production, the best I have ever tasted. A deep, full dark magenta, an aroma suggesting wild berries, acacia blossom and rubbed flints, are consummated in a balanced complex of tannin, acids and fruit flavours: Blackcurrant, blackcherry, dried fig, liquorice and sandalwood – an intense concentration holding out anticipation of maturity up to 2045. It is composed of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

94-95

94-95

Smith Haut Lafitte 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot formed the assemblage. Deeply colored and filled with smoke, cassis, jam and licorice coated dark berry aromas, this rich, juicy, concentrated wine ends with a long opulent, fat, sweet, jammy black fruit and vanilla finish. winecellarinsider.com

89-92

89-92

The deep ruby purple 2010 Smith Haut Lafitte has lovely aromatics of blackberries, plums, cassis, cedar and spices, with precise and layered but restrained fruit flavours - much lighter than found commonly in this vintage - and velvety and ripe tannins. A gorgeous middleweight Pessac Leognan. asianpalate.com

18

18

A big rich wine chock full of polished, modern fruit which is intensified by lovely sappy acidity and lots of hedgerow fruit. This is a big beast destined for a long life.



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