2001 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2001 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
Kudos to the Cathiard family who acquired this once under-performing estate in 1990. They have spared no expense or effort in producing wines (both red and white) that are among the finest in Bordeaux in virtually every... Kudos to the Cathiard family who acquired this once under-performing estate in 1990. They have spared no expense or effort in producing wines (both red and white) that are among the finest in Bordeaux in virtually every vintage. The 2001 red may not have as much power as the 2000 but it is very close in quality. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 34% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc it was macerated for four weeks enjoyed malolactic in barrel as well as stirring of the lees and was bottled with minimal clarification. This elegant stylish deep ruby/purple-colored effort reveals notes of smoke graphite and red as well as black fruits in its perfumed nicely evolved bouquet. With sweet flavors medium body outstanding concentration and impressive purity this finely-etched Pessac-Leognan should hit its peak in 4-5 years and drink well over the following 12-14+.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2003
Ripe fruit aromas with interesting undertones of honey and caramel. Very intense. Full-bodied with a superrich palate that develops in the glass. Wonderful flavors of vanilla cream and apples with just the hint of... Ripe fruit aromas with interesting undertones of honey and caramel. Very intense. Full-bodied with a superrich palate that develops in the glass. Wonderful flavors of vanilla cream and apples with just the hint of apricots. Long. Best after 2004. 5000 cases made. –JS