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2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 100 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 431609-2009

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo!
    Drink Dates: 2012 - 2052
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 199
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    This is really loaded, with crushed plum, blueberry, cassis, fig and blackberry paste flavors all melded together, along with notes of tar, pastis and violet. Very long and dark, but polished and pure, with terrific fruit offset by a great tug of earth on the finish. Should cruise easily in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2035. 10,000 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2035
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Mar 31, 2012
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The 2009 Smith Haut-Lafitte has a very perfumed, quite floral bouquet with violets permeating the black and red fruit, hints of game and leather developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. Touches of brown spice filter through the red fruit and towards a fleshy and lightly peppered finish. This is a classy Pessac-Léognan from the Cathiard's...though, the 2016 is better! Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2050
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Mar 2019
  • James Suckling | Rating: 96

    Aromas of flowers, dried citrus fruit and blueberries follow through to a full body, with firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Gorgeous fruit and structure. Polished and powerful. Best red ever from Smith. Best in 2018.
    Drink Dates: 2018+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Friday, March 2, 2012
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: winecellar

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 184 bottles owned
  • 22 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 22 collectors)