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2010 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA98
  • CG97
  • WS96
  • WE96
  • JS96
  • JL95
  • ST94
  • JR93

Reviews

WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is even better than the 2009. (I disagree, but only slightly.) This wine has laser-like... This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is even better than the 2009. (I disagree, but only slightly.) This wine has laser-like definition in its an remarkable nose of a subtle charcoal fire interwoven with spring flowers, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur and spicy wood. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, long, rich and moderately tannic, this wine is set for an exceptionally long life of 30-40 years but can be drunk in 5-7. 98+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
CG97
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2013
64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Aged for 18 months in 60% new barrels. Known as the `quintessential Graves' wine Smith-Haut-Lafitte comes from one block of gravel terroir and... 64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Aged for 18 months in 60% new barrels. Known as the `quintessential Graves' wine Smith-Haut-Lafitte comes from one block of gravel terroir and has been owned by the Cathiard family since 1990. They use horse-drawn ploughing have their own cooperage and even use compost and plant extracts to treat the vineyards organically. Late harvest began on Oct 5 and yields were down about 20%. Visually it's a sparkling jewel. With a gorgeous lilting nose of blue fruit with spice and vanilla bean it is rich supple and pure on the palate. It finishes very long with ample integrated tannins that start to turn a bit velvety you could almost drink this now it's just that good. Tasted three times with consistent notes. Stephane Derenoncourt consults.
WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Really ripe but with great focus as linzer torte blackberry plum sauce and anise notes are woven tightly together all carried by tar and graphite with a long seamless finish. -J.M.
WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
A beautifully ripe wine with great black fruits that burst through the classic tannins. In its richness and in its structure, it combines the best of the vintage. Dark, complex, fruity and very rich, a magnificent wine... A beautifully ripe wine with great black fruits that burst through the classic tannins. In its richness and in its structure, it combines the best of the vintage. Dark, complex, fruity and very rich, a magnificent wine for long-term aging.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Wonderful aromas of currants berries and minerals. Very stoney. Full bodied with an intense and dense palate structure. Loads of blackberries sweet tobacco and hot stones. Long finish. We will see if it's better than... Wonderful aromas of currants berries and minerals. Very stoney. Full bodied with an intense and dense palate structure. Loads of blackberries sweet tobacco and hot stones. Long finish. We will see if it's better than the 2009 or not.
JL95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
64% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot formed the assemblage. Deeply colored and filled with smoke cassis jam and licorice coated dark berry aromas this rich juicy... 64% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot formed the assemblage. Deeply colored and filled with smoke cassis jam and licorice coated dark berry aromas this rich juicy concentrated wine ends with a long opulent fat sweet jammy black fruit and vanilla finish.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Full ruby-red. Very ripe yet precise nose offers blueberry, black raspberry, violet, spices and sexy dried herbs; still a bit youthfully medicinal but already showing a lot of personality. Rich, pliant and hugely deep... Full ruby-red. Very ripe yet precise nose offers blueberry, black raspberry, violet, spices and sexy dried herbs; still a bit youthfully medicinal but already showing a lot of personality. Rich, pliant and hugely deep, with near-chocolatey ripeness to the highly concentrated dark berry, tobacco and spice flavors. This wonderfully broad, seamless, layered wine dusts the palate with ripe tannins and leaves the mouth perfumed. Built for a long life in bottle but balanced from day one: it's more bound-up today than the silkier and more voluptuous 2009 but I would not be surprised if this one eventually surpassed its younger sibling. 94+
JR93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Notably dark, dense crimson. Fragrant. Really very impressive. Lots of richness but not sweetness. Layers of exciting flavour. Subtle. Great stuff. 18/20