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2009 Smith Haut Lafitte

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Pessac Leognan
100 (RP)
Smith Haut Lafitte has become one of the ‘must-have’ wines of Bordeaux, such has been its run of success certainly in the past 5-7 years but arguably as far back as 2000. The quality at SHL has been immense for a decade and they have undoubtedly made luxury their watchword: indeed they are one of the few Bordeaux estates to have a luxury hotel, spa and restaurant on their property! The wine is equally plush and generous, although it does not sacrifice structure and minerality in search of sheer hedonism. Their terroir delivers layers of mineral complexity whilst delving into more Burgundian, Asian spiced territory at times. It has also become a consistently textural delight, as alluded to by Jane Anson in Decanter “It's a highly impressive wine with an amazing texture - something that is starting to mark Smith Haut Lafitte out every year.”

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Smith Haut Lafitte 2009

100 (RP)
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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2009 Smith Haut Lafitte

100 (RP)
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2009 Smith Haut Lafitte

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Region: Red Bordeaux
100 (RP)
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LiveTrade is the only two way market for fine wine, meaning that there is always a buy price and a sell price i.e. we will always buy one of these wines back. This wine is simple to purchase as any other and means that it is part of the online trading platform which specialises in the world’s top 550 wines.
CONDITION
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YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£1,805.00
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£1,925.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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£903.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

100

Wine Advocate

The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo!

(96-98+ pts)
One can't say enough about what proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard have accomplished at this estate since 1990. Regrettably, I am old enough to remember how horrible the wines were before the Cathiards purchased the property. They have fashioned one of the most consistently outstanding wines, both white and red, over the last two decades, and their 2009 probably eclipses any previous performance. An opaque purple color is followed by an explosive nose of graphite, black currants, licorice, incense, and a hint of black tea. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary density, unctuosity, and richness, yet it never comes across as heavy or overbearing. Deep and full-bodied with sensational concentration as well as remarkable purity and precision, this brilliant wine possesses the high, but sweet tannins that are a hallmark of the vintage, and exceptional delicacy allied to massive power and richness ... a rare combination indeed. This prodigious effort should drink well for 30-40 years. Bravo! (Tasted five times.)

94

Neal Martin

The 2009 Smith Haut-Lafitte has a very perfumed, quite floral bouquet with violets permeating the black and red fruit, hints of game and leather developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. Touches of brown spice filter through the red fruit and towards a fleshy and lightly peppered finish. This is a classy Pessac-Léognan from the Cathiard's...though, the 2016 is better! - vinous.com, March 2019

16.5

Michael Schuster

[64CS/30M/5CF/PV] Dense ripe blackberry / cassis fruit and clear gravel aromas; nicely balanced, classic restrained Graves proportions: medium full, relatively supple, very finely tannic; long and elegant and even across the palate, ripe fruit, freshness, light oak, light gravel, very scented and fragrant Pessac-Léognan with a gentle fruit persistence. A lovely fresh, juicy quality, no excess structure, complete and fine - a classy middleweight. 2016-26

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