2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend
  • WA 100
  • JL 98
  • JS 96
  • WS 96
  • VN 94
  • WE 94
  • NM 94

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Reg: $299.94

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers licorice charcoal blueberries black...   The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers licorice charcoal blueberries black raspberries lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive extraordinarily rich unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date although the 2000 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin emerging charm and delicacy and considerable power depth richness and authority it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo!  
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019
Now, with just a few minutes of air you find truffle, smoke, fennel, black cherry, smoke and cocoa, dark chocolate notes. Full bodied, concentrated, the tannins are soft, the texture is round, the fruits are sweet, but...   Now, with just a few minutes of air you find truffle, smoke, fennel, black cherry, smoke and cocoa, dark chocolate notes. Full bodied, concentrated, the tannins are soft, the texture is round, the fruits are sweet, but there is oak needing to be better integrated into the wine. Give it another 5-8 years in the cellar, and if the oak fully integrates, this is going to be a great wine! Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2009+Ch%C3%A2teau+Smith+Haut+Lafitte  
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Aromas of flowers dried citrus fruit and blueberries follow through to a full body with firm and silky tannins and a long long finish. Gorgeous fruit and structure. Polished and powerful. Best red ever from Smith. Best in...   Aromas of flowers dried citrus fruit and blueberries follow through to a full body with firm and silky tannins and a long long finish. Gorgeous fruit and structure. Polished and powerful. Best red ever from Smith. Best in 2018.  
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is really loaded with crushed plum blueberry cassis fig and blackberry paste flavors all melded together along with notes of tar pastis and violet. Very long and dark but polished and pure with terrific fruit offset...   This is really loaded with crushed plum blueberry cassis fig and blackberry paste flavors all melded together along with notes of tar pastis and violet. Very long and dark but polished and pure with terrific fruit offset by a great tug of earth on the finish. Should cruise easily in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2035. -JM  
VN 94
Vinous, July 2012
94+ Good bright red-ruby. Enticing aromas of blueberry flowers graphite and charred nutty oak plus a sexy suggestion of floral white fruit. Like liquid silk on entry then concentrated and lush in the middle with red...   94+ Good bright red-ruby. Enticing aromas of blueberry flowers graphite and charred nutty oak plus a sexy suggestion of floral white fruit. Like liquid silk on entry then concentrated and lush in the middle with red plum tobacco and mineral flavors given definition by lovely harmonious acidity. Utterly seamless wine with suave tannins. Voluminous and intense but not a powerhouse. Finishing flavors mount slowly and stain the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Conveys a beautiful impression of site and vintage. The most complete young Smith Haut Laffite I've yet tasted at this early stage; perhaps my score will ultimately prove to be conservative.  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, September 2012
Very dense and firm this has powerful tannins as well as a blackberry jam flavor. The wine is complex full of both dark tannins and the richest fruits layered with notes of herb spice and a concentrated structure.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Smith Haut Lafitte ‘09 offered one of the comeliest bouquets in the blind flight of Pessac-Leognan wines: more restrained but showing brilliant delineation and clarity:...   Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Smith Haut Lafitte ‘09 offered one of the comeliest bouquets in the blind flight of Pessac-Leognan wines: more restrained but showing brilliant delineation and clarity: undergrowth, cigar box and touches of incense infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins. This is an assertive wine determined to make an impression, with a bold multi-layered finish that suggest it will need at least a decade ageing.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML