Château Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2009 (1500ml)

$169

Gorgeous nose of sous bois, spices, chocolate, and meat follows through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Elegant with beautiful length... James Suckling

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Ratings on Delectable

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

Nothing noteworthy to write about. Nice afternoon red.

Nothing noteworthy to write about. Nice afternoon red.

9.2

The Overlook

Wonderful second from this house.

Wonderful second from this house.

9.5

Ted

Le Petit is Grande. Probably should have decanted but I didn’t. Tons of tannins and really rich earth. Hasn’t lost any color still very dense.

Le Petit is Grande. Probably should have decanted but I didn’t. Tons of tannins and really rich earth. Hasn’t lost any color still very dense.

9.3

Sam Shepard

Soft, round tannins open to blackberries

Soft, round tannins open to blackberries

9.1

Neil Hamill

My first left bank experience. Complex, balanced, tar tobacco, tannins not overly present. Delicious

My first left bank experience. Complex, balanced, tar tobacco, tannins not overly present. Delicious

9.3

Brian Heckman

Plum, dark berries, mushroom, earthy, oak, some tar, one of my favorites I've tried so far

Plum, dark berries, mushroom, earthy, oak, some tar, one of my favorites I've tried so far

9.5

Robert Rothfield

Tannins much less evident...nice

Tannins much less evident...nice

9.0

Robert Rothfield

Infantacide......a wall of tannin dominates for now

Infantacide......a wall of tannin dominates for now

8.9

Lawrence Bernstein

Great nose but tight tannins that did not open up. High acidity Plenty of concentrated fruit. Wine was just too young. Needs time.

Great nose but tight tannins that did not open up. High acidity Plenty of concentrated fruit. Wine was just too young. Needs time.

8.7

Frankie Fang

With Insead gangs

With Insead gangs

9.2

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