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2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte

By Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte

2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

In the lush, gravel terraces of Pessac-Leognan, the 2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte magnificently showcases the estate's commitment to finesse and structure. This vintage, with its enigmatic charm, is garnered with meticulous attention, crafting a wine that stands uniquely within the revered lineage of the chateau's offerings.

 

The Unique Quality of the 2019 Vintage

The 2019 vintage in Bordeaux was marked by a growing season that flirted with extreme conditions, yet it culminated in a harvest that sublime winemakers drew on their profound savoir-faire to capture magnificence in the bottle. The 2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exemplifies this triumph. It presents an olfactory tapestry woven with dark fruit nuances, licorice and an opulent hint of toasty oak—undoubtedly, a nod to its well-judged sojourn in French barriques.

 

Terroir and Technique: The Silent Narratives

On the palate, the 2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte enters with a confident stride, unfurling layers of precise tannins and balanced acidity that bespeak its sterling terroir. A beautiful interplay of ripe berries and tinges of graphite renders a complexity that persists across a finish that is as long as it is invigorating. In essence, it reads like a silent narrative of each meticulously cared-for vine under the chateau's stewardship.

The superior craftsmanship evident in Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte's production processes proves once more that their offerings are far more than mere commodities—they are profound expressions of time and place. The 2019 release adds another chapter to what is already an impressive tome of vinous history.

 

An Investment in Sensory Wealth

For connoisseurs and investors alike, the 2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte stands as one of the most compelling acquisitions of the year. It promises not only a journey through the aesthetically satisfying terrain of fine wine but also an opportunity to possess a piece of an outstanding Bordeaux vintage. Its compelling narrative, indelible profile and investment calibre affirm this wine's place among the wise collector's portfolio.

In summary, the journey which fine wine enthusiasts undertake with each vintage from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte continues with unmatched allure in their 2019 offering. What one finds here is a nuanced testimony to a remarkable vintage that is communicated with clarity and depth through each sip—a true testament to what Pessac-Leognan has to offer.

Market price (CAD)

$1,400.00

12x75cl

Highest score

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POP score

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