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1989 Smith-Haut-Lafitte

By Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte

1989 Smith-Haut-Lafitte from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of Bordeaux's remarkable vintages, the 1989 Smith-Haut-Lafitte from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte remains a singular testament to a period that witnessed an extraordinary concurrence of optimal climatic conditions. Shaped by the season's warm caress and cool nights, this vintage transcended the expectations placed upon it by a generation of oenophiles and investors alike.

 

An Epochal Vintage Showcasing Superiority

The 1989 Smith-Haut-Lafitte illustrates eloquently why Bordeaux’s gravely terroirs deserve their illustrious accolades. Amidst a paradigm shift in winemaking philosophy across the region, this vintage benefited from fastidious viticultural practices and sophisticated vinification techniques that rivalled any other of its era.

 

The Layered Legacy of 1989

Gravitating towards a full-bodied disposition, the 1989 offering encapsulates a complexity that is both profound and profoundly engaging. Blackcurrant notes intertwine with touches of tobacco leaf and graphite, providing a symphony that crescendos on the palate with a refinement that only decades can embellish. The integration of oak here is not merely complementary but conversational, adding whispers of vanilla and cedarwood which amplify rather than suppress the intrinsic character of the wine. An underpinning acidity gifts this grand cru a longevity that continues to court collectors and investable palates.

Suffice to say, for the discerning investor, the 1989 Smith-Haut-Lafitte holds its stead as one of the profound contributions from Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte to Bordeaux’s narrative—a vintage both evocative of its illustrious year and predictive of its future worth in any curated collection.

 

A Concluding Symphony: The Investment Overture

In fine wine investment circles, provenance is paramount—thus securing parcels of 1989 Smith-Haut-Lafitte remains not just an acquisition of quality but also an articulate investment choice. For connoisseurs seeking maturity in their portfolio—and on their palate—this wine offers an indubitable opportunity to possess a piece of Bordeaux's storied history; one eternally etched into the annals of fine viticulture.

Current market price

$2,340.00

12x75cl

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