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2002 Château Smith Haut-Lafitte (750ml)
Producer: Château Smith Haut-Lafitte smith-haut-lafitte.com
Appellation: Pessac-Léognan - Graves - France (Grand Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$36.99
Availability:
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Tasting Notes:
rated: October 1, 2003 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"91-93 points: Another terrific effort from the Cathiards, Smith-Haut-Lafitte's 2002 is not far off the pace of their brilliant 2000. From yields of a mere 32 hectoliters per hectar (60% of the crop made it into the final blend), this inky purple-colored 2002 offers wonderfully complex aromas of lead pencil shavings, black currants, and a hint of chocolate. Thick, rich and medium to full bodied, with a great mid-palate, texture and purity, and a long, concentrated finish with moderately high but sweet tannin, this is a brilliant success for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023." Best 2008-2023
rated: March 1, 2005 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
90 points "Superpretty red with licorice, plums and Indian spices that follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very pretty indeed. All in finesse. Best after 2007." Best 2007-