2018 Château Smith Haut-Lafitte Grand Cru Classé de Graves

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Winery Château Smith Haut-Lafitte
Vintage 2018
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2060
Available as of Nov 10, 2023
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Located in the Graves region, Pessac-Léognan has a rich wine-growing heritage that traces its roots back to Roman times. These vineyards have the distinction of being the closest to the city of Bordeaux of all the wine-producing areas in Bordeaux and are also home to the oldest wine cellars in the entire region. Pessac-Léognan is known for producing exceptional dry white wines, made mainly from the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grape varieties, in addition to its notable red wines, which are typically composed of almost equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. What gives the vineyards and wines here a unique character is the intricate mosaic of microclimates and soil compositions, mainly containing gravel. This appellation covers approximately 1,750 hectares of vineyards. For those looking for wines of the highest quality, an exploration within the crus classés is essential, for both white and red wine lovers. Notably, Pessac-Léognan is home to the only red wine producer outside Haut-Médoc classified as premier cru in the famous 1855 classification, namely Château Haut-Brion, along with all the châteaux included in the 1953 Graves classification /59.

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 selection consists of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, from vineyards with an average age of 48 years. The whole grapes undergo fermentation at 28°C in small oak barrels with pigéages, guaranteeing optimal extraction. The wine then undergoes a maturation period of 18 months on the lees in barrels, with 60% of the barrels being new and produced in-house. The wine has a deep, almost violet hue and the bouquet shows excellent fruit notes of raspberries, cassis and pronounced nuances of blackberry compote. Gentle aeration reveals intricate hints of herbs, dried herbs, fennel and subtle floral undertones.

FACT : In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will immediately see the possible discount if you choose Pickup in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address.

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Available as of Nov 10, 2023
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Icons Icon France
Winery Château Smith Haut-Lafitte
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2060
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
James Suckling rating 99
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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