Smith Haut Lafitte 1998

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPessac-Leognan
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Score: 90Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

"A beautiful wine with symmetry, finesse and elegance. This deep ruby/purple-coloured offering reveals classic aromas of black currants, new wood and scorched earth. This pure, medium-bodied, restrained, measured, graceful 1998 offers impressive overall symmetry as well as well-integrated tannin.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Score: 93James Suckling, Wine Spectator

Notably deep colour. Lovely nose – full and opulent. Burnt edge but very savoury and appetising. Very dramatic. A bit dry finish. Gouleyant.

Score: 18.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2006

Dark colour, very good concentration with thick rich, almost jammy, fruit and lots of sexy vanilla/oak. Obvious but impressive. Continues the new style of wine made here since the mid 1990's. Maybe the best Smith yet.
(FV 16) (WS 85-89)

 Farr Vintners, June 1999

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