Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 - Case of 12 Bottles (75cl)
This vintage is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, matured in 65% new oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2015 Smith Haut Lafitte has a totally dazzling nose of exotic spices--star anise, fenugreek and Sichuan pepper--over a core of chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, plum preserves, violets and earthy wafts of truffles, moss, tilled black soil and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and packing a lot of flavor into a relatively modest package, it fills the mouth with spice and herb-laced black and blue fruit layers, supported by very ripe, very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. This is already a show-stopping, heart-pounding beauty, but should also age incredibly!
Country/Region: France, Pessac-Léognan
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 63% , Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 2%, Petit Verdot 2%
Packaging: OWC - 12x750ml
Robert Parker: 97 /100