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2008 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac Léognan

2008 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac Léognan

Ref: BORD0856
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

Vines were first planted on the area of gravel soils named Lafitte in the Graves region to the south of Bordeaux in the 14th century. In the 18th century the property was bought by a George Smith, who added his surname to the name of the estate. The Cathiards bought the property in 1990 and have undertaken substantial renovation. Serious investment has pushed Smith Haut Lafitte to the top of the Pessac-Léognan hierarchy. 

Case of 12 Bottles
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£840.00
duty paid price: £1,040.14
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Pessac Léognan
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2017-2033
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The 2008 Smith Haut Lafitte is a lovely wine for the vintage, still quite polished on the nose with scents of blackcurrant and raspberry coulis, a touch of melted tar and tobacco; youthful for its age and showing fine vigor. With aeration there is suddenly a strong scent of liquorice. The palate is soft and rounded on the entry however, there is great depth on the mid-palate with layers of slightly toasted black fruit laced with tobacco, black pepper and smoke. I just felt there is a little dryness creeping in towards the finish, nevertheless this is a fine Pessac-Léognan." Neal Martin in 2018

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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