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Smith Haut Lafitte 1998

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux1998Smith Haut LafitteBT6 \ 6781,000.001290 RP78111.1111106666790.0090.00Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

"A beautiful wine with symmetry, finesse and elegance. This deep ruby/purple-coloured offering reveals classic aromas of black currants, new wood and scorched earth. This pure, medium-bodied, restrained, measured, graceful 1998 offers impressive overall symmetry as well as well-integrated tannin.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999
James Suckling, Wine Spectator
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Notably deep colour. Lovely nose – full and opulent. Burnt edge but very savoury and appetising. Very dramatic. A bit dry finish. Gouleyant.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2006

Dark colour, very good concentration with thick rich, almost jammy, fruit and lots of sexy vanilla/oak. Obvious but impressive. Continues the new style of wine made here since the mid 1990's. Maybe the best Smith yet.
(FV 16) (WS 85-89)

Farr Vintners, June 1999
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