2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WE 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2008 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
What a nose here. Dark chocolate raspberries blueberries and mineral aromas. Full bodied with ultra-polished tannins and a long long finish. Wonderfully structured. Classy. Try it after 2014.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
An elegant wine smooth and rounded bringing out smoky fruits over tannins that smooth out as the fruit unfolds. Less opulent than some previous vintages the wine shows restraint and aging potential. - R.V.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
One of the stars of the vintage this elegant smoky wine has hints of barbecue pit intermixed with sweet black currants and cherries. Dark purple and medium to full-bodied its impressive finesse and wonderful purity make... One of the stars of the vintage this elegant smoky wine has hints of barbecue pit intermixed with sweet black currants and cherries. Dark purple and medium to full-bodied its impressive finesse and wonderful purity make for a surprisingly forward style of Smith-Haut-Lafitte to drink over the next 15 or so years.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This expressive red shows intensity with grace balancing pure black cherry mineral and tobacco flavors with toasty oak and fresh acidity. The tannins are firm but ripe fading to a floral smoky finish. Drink now through... This expressive red shows intensity with grace balancing pure black cherry mineral and tobacco flavors with toasty oak and fresh acidity. The tannins are firm but ripe fading to a floral smoky finish. Drink now through 2018. -TM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Good medium ruby. Black cherry dark berries and licorice on the nose. Sweet but firm with excellent concentration and medicinal reserve to the dark berry flavors. An elegant ripe smooth wine with a lovely mounting... Good medium ruby. Black cherry dark berries and licorice on the nose. Sweet but firm with excellent concentration and medicinal reserve to the dark berry flavors. An elegant ripe smooth wine with a lovely mounting finish featuring suave tannins. No rough edges or austerity here--in fact this is downright creamy in the mid-palate--but this has plenty of structure for a graceful evolution in bottle. 91+