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2005 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, 3.0ltr

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February 19, 2023 - $605


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98Robert M. Parker Jr.

Sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine... a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis ..very dense, yet strikingly pure... stunning concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel

95James Suckling

An impressive nose of spices, dark fruits, and fresh forest flowers. Full-bodied, this has a solid core of fruit and super polished tannins. A fabulous wine, showing great structure and harmony, and a long, long finish.

93Wine Spectator

Very grapey, with black licorice and mineral character. Full-bodied, with hints of new wood and spices. Big and velvety.

93Stephen Tanzer

...exploded with aeration to show sharply delineated flavors of plum, tobacco, hot stones and smoked meat. Wonderfully fat and full wine that spreads out on the back to saturate the entire palate.

17Jancis Robinson

High toned and spicy. Lots tucked in there for the future.


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.