|Bordeaux||1998||Smith Haut Lafitte||BT||5||6||1,000.00||12||66||111.11111066667||90.00||90.00||Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge||0.75|
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"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.
Notably deep colour. Lovely nose – full and opulent. Burnt edge but very savoury and appetising. Very dramatic. A bit dry finish. Gouleyant.
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)