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2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 750ml
2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte
France - Bordeaux - Graves / Cru Classe
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 138

($80-$110) Good fresh red-ruby color. Reticent but pure aromas of plum, mocha and tobacco. This began sweet and dense but a bit sullen, then exploded with aeration to show sharply delineated flavors of plum, tobacco, hot stones and smoked meat. Wonderfully fat and full wine that spreads out on the back to saturate the entire palate. This makes the '07 seem peppery and high-pitched in comparison. Very long on the aftertaste. I asked technical director Teitgen to name his favorite recent vintages in Pessac-Leognan, and he listed 1998, 2001 and 2005.

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WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 176

One can't say enough about the accomplishments the Cathiards have achieved at this property since 1990. Prior to their purchase of the property, appallingly diluted, vegetal, fruitless, charmless wines were produced, but they have turned Smith-Haut-Lafitte into a showcase Pessac-Leognan. The inky/blue/purple-tinged 2005's extraordinary nose reeks of charcoal, incense, scorched earth, abundant blackberry, blueberry, and cherry fruit, toast, and spice. Good acidity, huge but sweet tannin, and fabulous precision as well as definition characterize this full-bodied, super-concentrated effort. It should prove to be among the longest-lived wines yet made by the Cathiards.

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Very grapey, with black licorice and mineral character. Full-bodied, with hints of new wood and spices. Big and velvety. This is balanced and very silky, with harmonious yet chewy tannins. This is a different style from the 2003, but it's equally impressive. A wonderful young wine.

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Community Reviews

91

zepierotti Trust Rating: 90 Tasted On: 07/20/2012

alphajet Trust Rating: 89 Tasted On: 03/12/2010 Drink Dates: 2015-2030

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91

Daniel F397 Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 01/18/2008

Black cherry and currant on the nose, with an underlying minerality. Very smooth on the palate. All that was missing was that one extra layer.

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