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2020 Smith-Haut-Lafitte

By Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte

2020 Smith-Haut-Lafitte from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Perusing the pantheon of compelling Bordeaux vintages, the 2020 Smith-Haut-Lafitte from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte emerges as a paragon of precision and grace amidst the historic Pessac-Léognan appellation. This potent vintage communicates the estate's meticulous vineyard stewardship and the adroit nuances of vinification that consistently sets their craft a class apart.

 

A Symphony of Terroir and Technique

The wine that graced our glasses this year is an articulate exhibition of how beneficial climatic conditions can commune harmoniously with the expert tending of vineyards. The year 2020 bestowed a symmetric equilibrium of sunny days and providential rains upon Bordeaux, allowing the grapes to achieve full phenolic maturity. The mastery in the fermentation process at Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte translated these gifts into a structured yet supple libation.

 

Elevating Expectations

In this particular vintage, meritorious mentions must be afforded to the ethereal aromatics that levitate gracefully above a complex core of dark fruits and perfectly integrated tannins. Echoes of cedar and graphite completing each sip bespeak of its promising longevity and secured place within any discerning investor’s portfolio.

The 2020 Smith-Haut-Lafitte divulges its narrative through an opulent texture; refined yet resolute, delineating ripe blackberries and velvety cassis nuanced by the delicacy of violet whispers. This is a wine imbued with both immediate appeal and the backbone to flourish through careful cellaring.

In conclusion, the 2020 Smith-Haut-Lafitte represents a conduit between winemaker's aspiration and nature’s benevolence, expressing a balance that will assuredly captivate palates now or amply reward patience. For investors, Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte's latest offering is not merely an addition to collections but a cornerstone reflecting astute discernment within the fine wine paradigm.

Current market price

$1,850.00

12x75cl

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