2012 Smith Haut Lafitte



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Average critic rating : 93.38 points

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95

The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunningly ripe, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is another sensational effort from the Cathiards that is perfectly balanced, complex, super-rich and pure. Drink it over the next 20-25 years.|||This is another great turn-around effort that dated from the acquisition of this once moribund estate in 1990, by Daniel and Florence Cathiard. They continue to do an exemplary job with both white and red. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

94-95

94-95

The finish is gorgeous here with a crunchy, fruity, hazelnut and earthy character. Dense yet balanced with a beautiful texture and length. Creamy tannins. Superb for the vintage. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

91-94

91-94

Dark, with a ganache frame to the black currant, plum and blackberry notes. Tarry finish is rather shut and stolid today, but there’s serious stuffing here. Long charcoal echo, too. WineSpectator.com—J.M.

17

17

Very good intensity on the nose with dark mineral and a very savoury character. The palate is fruity and delicately structured, although some chewy tannin comes out towards the finish. Well-defined and very good in the context of the appellation. this is a chateau that can clearly perform well not just in top vintages. FINE+RARE



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UK DOMESTIC DELIVERY:

FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
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F+R STORAGE:

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IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:

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Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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