2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Smith Haut-Lafitte has an intriguing bouquet with surprising mineral intensity coming through the pure blackberry and cassis fruit. The oak... Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Smith Haut-Lafitte has an intriguing bouquet with surprising mineral intensity coming through the pure blackberry and cassis fruit. The oak here is beautifully assimilated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a keen line of acidity, quite structured in the mouth, but that mineralité continues right to the finish that attenuates ever such a little. This is a thoroughbred Pessac-Léognan for the vintage. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Gorgeous aromas of dark chocolate cappuccino and berries lead to a full body with luscious fruit and round tannins. Long and voluptuous for the vintage. Impressive. Best after 2014. 10000 cases made. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Full red-ruby. Expressive nose offers plum black raspberry tobacco mocha truffle licorice and herbs. Suave fine-grained and vibrant; generous and plush yet light on its feet. Finishes very long and classy with sweet... Full red-ruby. Expressive nose offers plum black raspberry tobacco mocha truffle licorice and herbs. Suave fine-grained and vibrant; generous and plush yet light on its feet. Finishes very long and classy with sweet tannins terrific energy and palate-coating persistence and perfume. Not as fat or full as the 2005 but just a step behind that wine. 92 points
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
With its prominent new wood here is a wine that goes for spice caramel and high toast flavors. It has great power a wine that is currently all structure leaving the fruit to gain in richness at a later stage. R.V.
JJB 95
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
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