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2014 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte

Lightly elevated cork

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Dark and brooding, but the tannins are nicely tamed, which gives the wine a striking sense of proportion. Graphite, game, smoke, lavender and grilled herb notes...an accessible, midweight wine

90The Wine Advocate

An attractive blackberry, cedar and black olive-scented bouquet that unfolds nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well balanced with quite a saline, marine-influenced finish that lends this character.

90Wine Spectator

Offers a ripe, sleek feel, with solid cassis and dark plum notes lined with hints of bay and tobacco, backed by a tug of earth on the slightly smoky finish.

WineBid Tasting Team

Nose of raspberries and blackberries, underbrush, tobacco leaf, and dusty river bed. Full in body, red and black fruits with firm tannin. Pair with: Al Pastor Burrito, Grilled Tomahawk Steaks, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Carnitas.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan was created in 1987 from the northern part of the left bank Graves appellation. Before then it was simply part of Graves, or sometimes it was called Haut-Graves. Unlike many other Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is known for both red and dry white wines, although its reds are more famous. The appellation includes ten communes and the area’s most important châteaux, including Château Haut-Brion, the only non-Médoc estate included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. There are 2,964 acres of vineyards in Pessac-Léognan and 16 classified growth estates. The main red grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. White grapes grown are Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with a little Muscadelle. Pessac-Léognan is considered to have the best terroir of the greater Graves region.

VINTAGE

2014 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte

Second label of Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte