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2003 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Graves - Red - Cru Classe

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France - Bordeaux - Graves

Red Bordeaux Blend - Cru Classe
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Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte is located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation and is classified as a Graves Classified Growth. The chateau produces about 16,000 cases per year, which includes both their red and white versions and their second label, Les Hauts de Smith. The average 30-year-old vines represent red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc; and whites Sauvignon... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2017

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author kukie
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.254%
Tasted On 03/27/2015
Drink Dates 2011-2020

Nose of red fruit. Made a mistake and did not decant it; spur of the moment to drink this bottle. It really opened up in about 45 minutes. Very Bordeaux. Refined.

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Author flavio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 10/07/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2014
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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.262%
Tasted On 12/03/2011
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Shows the ripe fruitiness of the vintage, framed by pleasantly funky brett and an iron undertow. This is one of the few bordeaux I've had that taste like a bordeaux. Not for everyone, but should please fans of the Old World style. Good value for the price. Drink now through 2016.

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Author biggsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.828%
Tasted On 02/20/2010

Dark ruby with a pinkish rim. The nose is bloody and iron-rich with tobacco, wet flint and a hint of tomato. Quite youthful with grippy tannins, concentrated blackcurrant fruit and spicy cedar. The most youthful wine of the day.

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Author Stefan N
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.179%
Tasted On 04/30/2007
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Loads of blackberry and licorice with hints of meat and smoked oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of very ripe and exotic fruit. Very exotic and wild. Rich finish. Best after 2009.

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