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Smith Haut Lafitte 1996

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux1996Smith Haut LafitteBT40960.001290 RP48106.6666666666790.0090.00Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge0.75
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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

A saturated deep ruby/purple color precedes a bouquet of smoke, vanillin, sweet cherry, and black currant aromas. Built along the line of the 1995, but more tannic and less forward, this medium-bodied wine possesses outstanding concentration, purity, and equilibrium. It is a beautifully made, potentially complex, perfumed, harmonious claret that should age gracefully.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (115), February 1998

Quite light crimson without much development. Firm quite intense, ripe nose. Meaty, savoury notes with just a hint of oak, which became more obvious as it sat in the glass. Sweet, intense, neat and concentrated. No great subtlety but lots of force! Not for those who seek superripeness above all else. Drink 2007-17

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2006
Farr Vintners, 1996 Bordeaux Blind Tasting 8/9/2006, September 2006
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