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2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 750ml
2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte

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France - Bordeaux - Graves / Cru Classe
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte
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Professional Reviews

IWC
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International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 157

Good medium ruby. Black cherry, dark berries and licorice on the nose. Sweet but firm, with excellent concentration and medicinal reserve to the dark berry flavors. An elegant, ripe, smooth wine with a lovely mounting finish featuring suave tannins. No rough edges or austerity here--in fact this is downright creamy in the mid-palate--but this has plenty of structure for a graceful evolution in bottle.

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WA
92

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: #194

One of the stars of the vintage, this elegant, smoky wine has hints of barbecue pit intermixed with sweet black currants and cherries. Dark purple and medium to full-bodied, its impressive finesse and wonderful purity make for a surprisingly forward style of Smith-Haut-Lafitte to drink over the next 15 or so years.

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WS
91

Wine Spectator Author: Thomas Matthews

This expressive red shows intensity with grace, balancing pure black cherry, mineral and tobacco flavors with toasty oak and fresh acidity. The tannins are firm but ripe, fading to a floral, smoky finish.

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Community Reviews

92

CdnAbroad Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 04/27/2012

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