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Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, 2008

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Since the year 2000 this wine has shown great improvement. Manual harvesting and a strict selection process restricting yields has helped enormously.

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Cardinal's Rating 92
Colour Red Wine
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend Red
Country France
£69.08
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Château Smith Haut Lafitte, 2008, from the Haut-Médoc appellation Pessac-Léognan which was awarded classed growth status in the 1959 classification of the Graves sub-region of Bordeaux although the state's history dates back to 1365. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (33%) and Cabernet Franc (7%). Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte has been owned by the Cathiard family since 2000 after which time the wines underwent a marked improvement in quality beginning with manual harvesting to prevent damage and oxidation of the grapes together with a ruthless selection process which restricts yields.

Robert Parker, awarding 92 points, described the 2008 vintage thus in 2011:
One of the stars of the vintage, this elegant, smoky wine has hints of barbecue pit intermixed with sweet black currants and cherries. Dark purple and medium to full-bodied, its impressive finesse and wonderful purity make for a surprisingly forward style of Smith-Haut-Lafitte to drink over the next 15 or so years.
Producer / Vineyard Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Colour Red Wine
Vintage 2008
Country France
Area Bordeaux
Region Graves
Appellation Pessac Léognan
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend Red
Bottle Size Bottle (0.75)
Label Perfect
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Contents Neck
ABV 13.5%
When to drink? Now - 2026
Cardinal's Rating 92
Tissue Wrap Available? Yes
Tasting Note Available? Yes
Giftbox Available? Yes
Greeting Card Available? Yes

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