Chateau Smith Havt Lafitte, Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan, 2017
Segu: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc ja 1% Petit Verdot.
Sobib hästi punase liha ja juustudega.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 97 Points
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte charges out of the gate with bold expressions of warm redcurrants, baked blackberries and crème de cassis with hints of spice cake, dried roses, underbrush and pencil lead plus a waft of candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a fantastic core of densely packed red and black fruits, framed by wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. Rating: 97+
James Suckling – 97 Points
Wonderful depth of fruit here with blackberries, wet earth, mushrooms, dark chocolate and violets. Full-bodied, tight and poised with polished and compressed tannins. Consistent finish. Linear and focused. A blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.