2006, Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2017-2038

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 30-May-2016

The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunningly ripe, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is another sensational effort from the Cathiards that is perfectly balanced, complex, super-rich and pure. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. This is another great turn-around effort that dated from the acquisition of this once moribund estate in 1990, by Daniel and Florence Cathiard. They continue to do an exemplary job with both white and red.