Château Smith Haut Lafitte Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$149

A stunningly, rich, concentrated effort, the 2005 may be one of the finest whites Smith Haut-Lafitte has ever produced. It exhibits notes of honeyed oranges, honeysuckle, spring flowers, lemon grass, and melons. Gorgeous acidity, excellent concentration, and a beautiful texture result in an impressive, full-bodied wine to consume over the next two decades. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Richard Jennings Delectable Pro

This was singing tonight, floral and complex on nose and palate. Should go 20 years yet.

This was singing tonight, floral and complex on nose and palate. Should go 20 years yet.

9.9

Sean Trapani Delectable Pro

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

Black fruits, almost plum, on the nose. Aromas of a perfumed shoulder, a pretty barnyard girl who works hard but always manages to smell beguiling. Thinner on the palate than I hoped, but a delight.

Black fruits, almost plum, on the nose. Aromas of a perfumed shoulder, a pretty barnyard girl who works hard but always manages to smell beguiling. Thinner on the palate than I hoped, but a delight.

8.9

Rachel Black Delectable Pro

Accidently opened but a nice surprise. Still very young. Stewed fruits, leather and tobacco.

Accidently opened but a nice surprise. Still very young. Stewed fruits, leather and tobacco.

8.9

Chris England

I very rarely say this for an expensive wine but this Graves is worth every penny @ £117+ as it will just kept getting better & better but is already divine

I very rarely say this for an expensive wine but this Graves is worth every penny @ £117+ as it will just kept getting better & better but is already divine

9.6

Chris England

Superb Pessac @ £117 that will just kept getting better & better

Superb Pessac @ £117 that will just kept getting better & better

9.5

Pooneet Kant

Nice but needs a bit more time. Oak pretty unintegrated. This wine highlights the difference between proper temperature and not - this was an order of magnitude better at 60 than 70 degrees.

Nice but needs a bit more time. Oak pretty unintegrated. This wine highlights the difference between proper temperature and not - this was an order of magnitude better at 60 than 70 degrees.

9.0

Sylvain Rhainds

2005

2005

9.1

Jeffrey Long

Beginning of a great vertical of 2005, 2010, 2011, 2013 for dinner at SHL.

Beginning of a great vertical of 2005, 2010, 2011, 2013 for dinner at SHL.

9.3

John Zuzek

Still very youthful. Can go another 25 years without any problem. Beautiful structure and tannins. Floral notes lead to stewed plums and other fruits. The palate is smooth and, well, sexy. Boysenberry compote, blackberries, licorice, and some leather notes. Superb wine.

Still very youthful. Can go another 25 years without any problem. Beautiful structure and tannins. Floral notes lead to stewed plums and other fruits. The palate is smooth and, well, sexy. Boysenberry compote, blackberries, licorice, and some leather notes. Superb wine.

9.5

John Van Trijp

Soooo smooth n sexy. Outstanding!

Soooo smooth n sexy. Outstanding!

9.7

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.