2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Bordeaux Blend
  • JS 92
  • WE 92
  • DC 90
  • JL 90
  • WA 90

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Reg: $99.94

$89.94

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2016
Aromas of plums, vine bark and hints of chocolate. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a long finish. Give it two or three years to soften. Excellent for the vintage. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, and a touch of...   Aromas of plums, vine bark and hints of chocolate. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a long finish. Give it two or three years to soften. Excellent for the vintage. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, and a touch of cabernet franc and petit verdot.  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
This impressive wine is full of potential. Powerful wood flavors are currently masking the fruitiness of the wine. However the weight of fruit and the rich texture promise good long-term aging. — R.V.
DC 90
Decanter,
Deep colour, slightly smoky cassis nose, nice density of fruit but 2013 greenness is there.
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2016
With a deep color for the vintage, the forward styled wine displays its smoke, roasted coffee, black cherry and earthy profile with ease. This should drink well on release. 90 Points Read more...   With a deep color for the vintage, the forward styled wine displays its smoke, roasted coffee, black cherry and earthy profile with ease. This should drink well on release. 90 Points Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2013%20Smith%20Haut  
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte has a composed and quite refined bouquet, certainly one of the best that I have encountered on the Left Bank, with wild strawberry mixed with cedar and a touch of graphite. The palate is smooth...   The 2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte has a composed and quite refined bouquet, certainly one of the best that I have encountered on the Left Bank, with wild strawberry mixed with cedar and a touch of graphite. The palate is smooth on the entry, the oak nicely integrated, almost Pinot-like in texture with a prickle of spice on the finish. Recommended for the vintage, this constitutes a very respectable Pessac-Léognan from the Cathiard family in what was a difficult vintage. - Neal Martin  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2013
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%

Label

The style of Smith-Haut-Lafitte red is classical, with a beautiful expression of Gunzian gravel terroir which gives it unique smoky notes. Elegant and structured, the red shows freshness, complexity, balance and richness.

The Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, harvested at full maturity and softly vinified to extract only the silkiest tannins, unveils its full potential after proper aging. The other grape varieties of the vineyard, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, add their own aromas and participate in the harmony of a great Cru Classe de Graves.

Winery

Smith-Haut-Lafitte

As early as 1365, grapes have been grown on the property now known as Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Originally owned by the noble Bosq family, the estate was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith. Its present name was taken from Smith and the Pessac region’s gravel plateau known as Lafitte.

In 1842, Mr. Duffour-Dubergier, mayor of Bordeaux and an enthusiastic winegrower, inherited Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte from his mother and brought the wine up to great growth status. The property changed hands again in 1958 when it was purchased by the Louis Eschenauer Company. After the Eschenaueur period came to an end, a great deal of money has been invested in the estate, particularly on the construction of a superb underground cellar holding over 1,000 barrels.

In 1990, Daniel Cathiard fell in love with the property and joined the list of prestigious owners, firmly intending to further enhance Smith-Haut-Lafitte's tradition of excellence. He combined the most modern winemaking techniques with age-old artisanal methods, including organic compost, small wooden vats, and lees-aging. Famous around the world for its wonderfully elegant red wine and the sophisticated bouquet of its white wine, Smith-Haut-Lafitte undoubtedly deserves the special care that is lavished on it.