2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - 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.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
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... 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. N.B. This does not include the full vin de presse.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
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... 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. 94+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JS 94
James Suckling - 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.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 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.
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
59% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot from 67 hectares. This is aged for 18 months in 60% new barrels. Known as the "quintessential Graves" wine Smith-Haut-Lafitte comes from one block... 59% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot from 67 hectares. This is aged for 18 months in 60% new barrels. Known as the "quintessential Graves" wine Smith-Haut-Lafitte comes from one block of gravel soil and has been owned by the Cathiard family since 1990. They use horse-drawn ploughs maintain their own cooperage and use compost and plant extracts to treat the vineyards with organic methods. The color is a shiny translucent red. Perfumed aromas are dominated with mineral aromas. Soft on entry with a lovely salinity flavors of spice show up on the mid-palate ending in a tarry finish. Medium body with good texture. Tasted four times. Enjoy 2017-2030.