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1995 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 5L

1995 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 5L

Wine Spectator Score: 90
Wine Advocate Score: 90
Vinous Score: 90
Other Scores: 91

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
District: Pessac-Leognan/Graves
Type: Still Wine
Color: Red
Varietal: Blends & Meritage
Vintage: 1995

Size: 5L
Available: 1
Brand: See more from Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
Sku: 29377
Price: $999.99


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Wine Spectator Review:
Aromas of blackberries, with hints of cedar and fresh mushrooms. Full-bodied, with silky, firm tannins and a medium finish.

Wine Advocate Review:
This wine is already showing exceptionally well, even though it is not close to its plateau of maturity. The deep ruby/purple color is followed by scents of roasted herbs intermixed with sweet black currant fruit, truffles, vanillin, and minerals. Lush, with ripe cassis fruit on the attack, outstanding balance, medium body, and layers of intensity, this is an elegant, graceful, smoothly textured, beautifully made Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity 2001-2018.

Vinous Review:
Very good deep red. Warm, inviting aromas of plums, hot bricks, leather and spice. Lush and expansive in the mouth, with smoke and plum flavors. Subtle flavor really expands on the finish. Tannins are quite suave. A lovely drink.

Other Notes:
A garnet/mahogany core with some degradation on the brick rim. A rather rustic, fleshy, savoury nose with dried herbs, a touch of cedar and tree bark. The palate is medium-bodied, slightly coarse tannins, good acidity, animally, a little herbaceous and smoky with a tarry, graphite, woody finish. A little anachronistic compared to the style today, but this is full of charm and joie-de-vivre. Drink with joy. Neal Martin
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