Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2009 (1500ml)

$655

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 now-2052. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

Not really competitive to others opened but I had some friend of ours kept saying open a French wine so I did to get to shut up

Not really competitive to others opened but I had some friend of ours kept saying open a French wine so I did to get to shut up

9.1

Gilles de Chambure Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier & Educator

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

9.3

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

2009 Claret tasting last night with tasting group, blind. Group's favorite. Ink, peppermint note, black cherry aromas. Broad in the mouth, nice feel. Earth. No fruit in the flavors. Grippy tannins.

2009 Claret tasting last night with tasting group, blind. Group's favorite. Ink, peppermint note, black cherry aromas. Broad in the mouth, nice feel. Earth. No fruit in the flavors. Grippy tannins.

9.0

Scott Bronstein Delectable Pro

Wish I could try this in 20 years. I'll start saving now.

Wish I could try this in 20 years. I'll start saving now.

9.8

Tor Kenward Delectable Pro

Very persistent finish. On palate forever. Slight bitterness

Very persistent finish. On palate forever. Slight bitterness

9.7

Gilles de Chambure Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier & Educator

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

9.3

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

2009 veryaromatic toasty oak spice toffee coffee currant and cassis already very showy . Very rich and ripe on the tonge with ripe round tannins very balanced and complex finish 50+ killer 2010 dark berry fruit currants and cassis coffee and fresh earth very complex big and chewy with a bit of a musty earthy laity note but lots of everything else to match firm acidity and lots of spice finish50+ most excellent

2009 veryaromatic toasty oak spice toffee coffee currant and cassis already very showy . Very rich and ripe on the tonge with ripe round tannins very balanced and complex finish 50+ killer 2010 dark berry fruit currants and cassis coffee and fresh earth very complex big and chewy with a bit of a musty earthy laity note but lots of everything else to match firm acidity and lots of spice finish50+ most excellent

9.8

Scott Kahn

A wine that is absolutely showing at its prime, with soft and integrated tannins coupled with charcoal and some forest floor. This wine should be good in the cellar for another 5-10 years if you can resist the temptation.

A wine that is absolutely showing at its prime, with soft and integrated tannins coupled with charcoal and some forest floor. This wine should be good in the cellar for another 5-10 years if you can resist the temptation.

9.3

Allan Sapp

Classic Bordeaux. Simple, strong structure. Ready to drink.

Classic Bordeaux. Simple, strong structure. Ready to drink.

9.2

Sylvain Rhainds

2009! Fait pour la longue garde!

2009! Fait pour la longue garde!

9.2

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