Chateau Smith Havt Lafitte, Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan, 2015
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte ajalugu ulatub juba 14. sajandisse. Tänapäeval on nende kasutuses 67 hektarit maad, millest viinapuude all on 56 hektarit. Vein laagerdus 18 kuud Prantsuse tammest vaatides, millest 60 % olid uued vaadid. Hea tekstuuri, siidiste tanniinide ja väga pika järelmaitsega vein.
Sobib hästi punase liha ja juustudega.
James Suckling – 99 Points
The currants and blackberries on the nose are very impressive with wet-earth and lavender undertones. Full body and super-integrated tannins that melt into the wine. The quality of the tannins is incredible with fantastic length and mouthfeel. So much concentration and balance at the same time. Such beauty. From biodynamic grapes. This is the greatest wine ever from here. Drink in 2022.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 97 Points
This vintage is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, matured in 65% new oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2015 Smith Haut Lafitte has a totally dazzling nose of exotic spices—star anise, fenugreek and Sichuan pepper—over a core of chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, plum preserves, violets and earthy wafts of truffles, moss, tilled black soil and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and packing a lot of flavor into a relatively modest package, it fills the mouth with spice and herb-laced black and blue fruit layers, supported by very ripe, very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. This is already a show-stopping, heart-pounding beauty, but should also age incredibly!