2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte (750ml)

2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte (750ml)

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By Neal Martin
The Future’s Not What It Was: Bordeaux 2018 (Nov 2019), 11/1/2019, (See more on Vinous...)(94-96) points 

(Smith Haut Lafitte Smith Haut Lafitte Red) The 2018 Smith Haut Lafitte was picked from 18 September until 8 October. There was no saignée according to winemaker Fabien Teitgen and he told me that this year they used no stems. I have to say, I really adore this nose: blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone and iris petals, very well defined and the new oak playing a supporting role. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, taut and linear with black fruit laced with iodine and black olive. There is plenty of freshness here, very focused with a crisp and lively finish. This is a superb Smith Haut Lafitte that should age with real style. (Drink between 2023-2050)