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1997 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$30.00
Description: Notation Parker : 89 / 100
Availability:
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klwines.com: US$29.99
Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 4, 2006 , Raymond ` Bell
4.5 stars "Color: bright; "
rated: April 1, 1999 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"This dark ruby-colored wine exhibits medium body, excellent ripeness, and loads of charm and finesse. The black fruit character is well-displayed along with toasty oak and low acidity. Its hallmark is elegance and finesse as opposed to power and structure. Nevertheless, it possesses such good balance that I suspect it will drink well for 12-15 years." Best 1999-2011
rated: March 28, 2006 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4 stars " Nose full of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. On the palate, full-bodied and tasty with a long finish."