2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend
  • WE 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • NM 94
  • JS 94
  • VN 93
  • WS 93
  • JD 93

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Reg: $1,095.00

$895.00

In Stock: 3 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(94-96). Barrel sample. Showing a judicious blend of new wood and ripe fruit, this is a wine that has a creamed-apple texture. It's full of bright grapefruit, sweet apple and green plum flavors.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, April 2012
Offers pure driven plum cassis and black cherry notes inlaid with graphite and roasted wood spice. Dense without being overextracted. Very sleek. Rock-solid.-J.M.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
94+ The grand vin, the 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is another great successes (and that’s saying something after the remarkable duo of 2009 and 2010 as well as the brilliant 2008). This wine exhibits a dense purple color...   94+ The grand vin, the 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is another great successes (and that’s saying something after the remarkable duo of 2009 and 2010 as well as the brilliant 2008). This wine exhibits a dense purple color along with a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, mulberries, licorice and subtle background oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins, nicely integrated acidity, wood and alcohol, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts 45 seconds, this brilliant wine should drink well for 15-20 years. - Robert Parker  
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
(NM92-94 points) The Smith Haut Lafitte is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 60% new oak. The harvest (for the red) was between 15th September and finishing with the Cabernet...   (NM92-94 points) The Smith Haut Lafitte is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 60% new oak. The harvest (for the red) was between 15th September and finishing with the Cabernet Sauvignon and 30th September and it represents 39% of the crop. It has a lifted bouquet with ripe blackberry, cassis, black olive and fruits de mer with fine delineation. With continued aeration there is just a hint of violet. The palate is beautiful, very dense and concentrated with superb delineation and wonderful purity and minerality towards the finish. It is very long in the mouth. Excellent.  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, January 2014
A wine that has a beautiful depth of fruit, with currants, minerals and dried flowers on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, with super-integrated tannins that last for minutes. This is muscular yet polished. Extremely...   A wine that has a beautiful depth of fruit, with currants, minerals and dried flowers on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, with super-integrated tannins that last for minutes. This is muscular yet polished. Extremely well done for the vintage. Better in 2017.  
VN 93
Vinous, May 2012
Opaque purple-ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry blackcurrant and graphite. Bright fresh and juicy with sneaky concentration to the black fruit and mineral flavors. The finish is long and pure with enticing notes of...   Opaque purple-ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry blackcurrant and graphite. Bright fresh and juicy with sneaky concentration to the black fruit and mineral flavors. The finish is long and pure with enticing notes of minerals and cedar. A more refined Smith Haut Lafitte than usual very well done.  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2014
Lush fig, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit notes are interspersed with lively anise, singed apple wood and fruitcake details. A tarry echo hangs in the background on the finish. Shows impressive depth and ripeness...   Lush fig, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit notes are interspersed with lively anise, singed apple wood and fruitcake details. A tarry echo hangs in the background on the finish. Shows impressive depth and ripeness for the vintage. Best from 2015 through 2025. – JM  
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
93+ The 2011 Smith Haut Lafitte plays in the same ballpark as the 2014, yet is slightly more concentrated, as well as backward. Blackcurrants, cedar, licorice and hints of oak all emerge from this medium to full-bodied...   93+ The 2011 Smith Haut Lafitte plays in the same ballpark as the 2014, yet is slightly more concentrated, as well as backward. Blackcurrants, cedar, licorice and hints of oak all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, elegant, impeccably balanced beauty. It needs another year or two and will shine for over a decade.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2011
Size 6L