Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

$139

One can't say enough about this winery, which may still fly under the radar of most consumers. The fully mature 2000 displays gorgeous aromas of camphor, lead pencil shavings, unsmoked tobacco, plums, and black currants. With full body, a velvety texture, and beautiful weight, richness, and length, this superb wine should evolve, possibly improve for another 15 years. It's a beauty! Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jeffrey Davies Delectable Pro

Surprisingly deep and still nearly purple colt; complex aromas remind me of cigar box and black berry fruits; still young and buoyant on the palate with vibrant fruit and fully integrated tannins. Delicious!

Surprisingly deep and still nearly purple colt; complex aromas remind me of cigar box and black berry fruits; still young and buoyant on the palate with vibrant fruit and fully integrated tannins. Delicious!

9.5

Richard Schnitzlein Delectable Pro

Charcoal, green pepper, cedar shavings, pepper spice, and red currents. Textbook aromas, and flavors. More tart than one might expect from this vintage.

Charcoal, green pepper, cedar shavings, pepper spice, and red currents. Textbook aromas, and flavors. More tart than one might expect from this vintage.

9.0

Cory Wagner Delectable Pro

Not great but solid. Pencil lead, mushrooms, earth, with a nice dark fruit streak behind it all.

Not great but solid. Pencil lead, mushrooms, earth, with a nice dark fruit streak behind it all.

9.0

Jeff Boyer Delectable Pro

It was the blanc and amazing!!

It was the blanc and amazing!!

10

Kenneth Korsbæk Delectable Pro

Freshnes has fine a long time ago, pale yellow color

Freshnes has fine a long time ago, pale yellow color

8.2

Steven Heydemann

Really showing well now.

Really showing well now.

9.3

Ron Siegel

Pair of 00’s tonight. This was tighter than the Conterno & like most 00 Bordeaux needs another 5-10 years. This was rich & full bodied that had black & red fruits, plum, graphite, expresso, earth & tobacco.

Pair of 00’s tonight. This was tighter than the Conterno & like most 00 Bordeaux needs another 5-10 years. This was rich & full bodied that had black & red fruits, plum, graphite, expresso, earth & tobacco.

9.3

Vijay Parikh

With a 3 hour decant the wine is lovely both aromatically and on the mouth. Well balanced with a Pessac signature of lead pencil, black fruit, and a medium finish the wine went well with the NY strip steak.

With a 3 hour decant the wine is lovely both aromatically and on the mouth. Well balanced with a Pessac signature of lead pencil, black fruit, and a medium finish the wine went well with the NY strip steak.

9.4

David Weinerman

Delicious oak, velvety, perfectly lingers on palate, but tanins a bit strong suggesting slightly past it's prime. Kosher.

Delicious oak, velvety, perfectly lingers on palate, but tanins a bit strong suggesting slightly past it's prime. Kosher.

8.9

Derek V.

Trying out wine apps, decided to open strong...

Trying out wine apps, decided to open strong...

9.5

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