Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 - Case of 12 Bottles (75cl)
The 2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte has a fragrant mulberry and strawberry scented bouquet with cedar and subtle undergrowth scents emerging with time. There is something almost Musigny-like here (written as a complement incidentally--why not be compared to the greatest Burgundy Grand Cru?). The palate is medium-bodied with a soft and mellow opening. Quite spicy in the mouth with leather-tinged fruit on the open and inviting finish, there is something very approachable about this Smith-Haut-Lafitte, though like the 2014 Pape-Clement, it contains the substance to drink well over 10-15 years.
Country/Region: France, Pessac-Léognan
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Petit Verdot 2%
Packaging: OWC - 12x750ml
Robert Parker: 93 /100