1996 Smith Haut Lafitte Smith Haut Lafitte Bordeaux Pessac Leognan France Still wine

1996 Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Haut Lafitte

89Average Score
flagBordeaux / France

The 1996 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. With a dark ruby/purple color, it displays a beautiful presentation of blackberry and cassis fruit nicely dosed with subtle new oak. On the attack, the wine is sweet and pure, with striking symmetry, and a compellingly balanced mid-palate and finish. Although not as big as some blockbusters from this vintage, it is extremely complex (both aromatically and flavor-wise), and impressive for its restraint, subtlety, and impeccable balance. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016. Apr 1999, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 90/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£1,384.00
Bts-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£118.00
18L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£3,046.00
12L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£1,983.00
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