Pessac-Léognan - 2014
Grand Cru Classé de Graves
Price: 83.00 €
château SMITH HAUT LAFITTE château SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2014 château Pessac-Léognan - 2014
Grand Cru Classé de Graves
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Version Française Assemblage : 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Le vin est rouge, très sombre. Le premier nez est expressif, très noirs, mûre sauvage, cassis, puis à l’agitation il se découvre totalement et offre une puissance où se mêlent des fruits noirs, des fruits rouges, des épices, du poivre, de la réglisse, des notes délicates de silex…La bouche est tendue et ronde grâce à une grande acidité équilibrée par une belle concentration et une bonne structure tannique. Le vin est structuré, concentré, tout en tension et en énergie. L’aromatique de la bouche est très proche de celle du nez avec de la cerise, du cassis, de la mûre sauvage, de la réglisse, de la cannelle et une grande minéralité de pierre à fusil.

Bernard Burtschy, Le Figaro Vin, 2015 : 17,5/20

La robe est sombre et le nez est très cabernet avec des épices et des fruits noirs. Le vin est droit, pur, avec un joli fruit, des notes fumées, une belle structure fraîche. 62% de cabernet-sauvignon, 30% de merlot, 6% de cabernet-franc et 2% de petit-verdot. 65% de fûts neufs.

English Version Blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2015 : 92-94+/100

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare that is matured in 65% new barrels. There is a strong and persuasive marine influence on the nose, suggestions of iodine and seaweed infusing the black fruit that is very well defined and nicely embroidered with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy, slightly chalky tannin; saline in the mouth and linear, focused, quite penetrating finish. In a similar fashion to the Haut-Bailly, this is a more "athletic" Smith Haut Lafitte, but one that allows the terroir to come through and be articulated. This is a stylish "S.H.L." from talented winemaker Fabien Teitgen.

James Suckling,, March 2015 : 95-96/100

This is a very muscular style of Smith Haut Lafitte with great bio-precision that equates to intense flavors and textures. Mineral, stone, blueberry and wet earth. Long, persistent and solid. A classic Bordeaux style yet rich and exact.

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Château Smith Haut-Lafitte-Cru Classé de Graves en rouge-Appellation Pessac Léognan
Château Smith Haut-Lafitte Thanks to its 55 hectares of superb gravelly vineyards, Smith Haut Lafitte is often referred to as the “archetypal Graves”. The estate’s history goes back to the Crusades, when a Scottish navigator, George Smith, became owner of the estate in the 18th century. He was followed by Mr Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, and then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990 Daniel and Florence Cathiard also fell under the spell of this beautiful estate. Since then, they restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century manor house, built two underground cellars, went back to traditional vine growing methods without chemical herbicides and set up their own cooperage.
Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 45 Ha de rouge, 10 Ha de blanc
Production : 100 000 Bouteilles de rouge, 30 000 bouteilles de blanc
Soil : Graves gunziennes
Grape varieties : 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Ageing : 18 à 20 mois (80% de barriques neuves)