2014 Smith Haut Lafitte



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Average critic rating : 94.36 points

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The 2014 Smith Haut Lafitte is quite supple and textured in the glass, with lovely understated richness and impeccable overall balance. The least expressive of the 2014s I tasted at the estate, the Grand Vin is all finesse. Silky tannins and distinctly red-hued fruit are two of the signatures in an exceptionally polished wine endowed with fabulous overall balance. Sweet floral and mint notes add striking aromatic lift. Quite simply, although the 2014 is magnificent, it is also far from obvious in style. This is about as refined a 2014 as I came across during the two weeks I spent in Bordeaux. The blend is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

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The Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare that is matured in 65% new barrels. There is a strong and persuasive marine influence on the nose, suggestions of iodine and seaweed infusing the black fruit that is very well defined and nicely embroidered with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy, slightly chalky tannin; saline in the mouth and linear, focused, quite penetrating finish. In a similar fashion to the Haut-Bailly, this is a more "athletic" Smith Haut Lafitte, but one that allows the terroir to come through and be articulated. This is a stylish "S.H.L." from talented winemaker Fabien Teitgen. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

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This is a very muscular style of Smith Haut Lafitte with great bio precision that equates to intense flavors and textures. Mineral, stone, blueberry and wet earth. Long, persistent and solid. A classic Bordeaux style yet rich and exact.

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This has nice spine, with a persistent graphite and ganache character that runs through the core of dark plum and black currant fruit. The grip is well-embedded and there's lingering freshness despite the heft and depth. This will likely fill out more with time.—J.M. Wine Spectator, April 2015.

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Relatively dark and staining the glass. Some "Smith" density here. Lovely sweet fruit in the mouth. All here and there is structure to this. This is complete, and exactly as it should be. A touch of mocha on top of perfectly balanced fruit. Full. Not over-done, perfectly weighted. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2015.



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Chart showing (to 22/11/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Smith Haut Lafitte 2014
+£80.00     (+18.22%) Latest price:  £519.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2008
+£367.10     (+111.24%) Latest price:  £697.10
Smith Haut Lafitte 2004
+£49.00     (+7.68%) Latest price:  £687.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2001
+£183.33     (+33.09%) Latest price:  £737.33
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