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Les Hauts de Smith 2005

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2005Les Hauts de SmithBT11 \ 0 132360.001290 JS1324090.0090.00Hauts de Smith Rouge0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Black olive and berry aromas follow through to a full body, with lots of smoky oak and sweet fruit. Soft and very pretty. An outstanding second wine from Smith-Haut-Lafitte.

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008

Second wine of Smith Haut-Lafitte. Early hints of undergrowth and leather - the most developed aromas of any wine tasted so far - but also sweet vanilla and very ripe plums. Then much darker and less aromatic on the palate. Firm and dry and less expressive in the mouth. Tannins are ripe and rounded. Date tasted 15 April 09.

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2009

A rich sweet nose of dusty blackcurrants and dark berry fruits. This is already showing some classic Graves character with earthy/mineral qualities overlayed with layers of ripe seductive fruit and a quite muscular tannic structure. A spicy grip in the finish shows this wine has plenty of class and offers superb value for a second wine of a leading Bordeaux château.

Farr Vintners, February 2008
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