Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2015
Differential taxation according to § 25a *
- Parker: 97/100
- James Suckling: 99/100
- Falstaff: 95/100
- Wine Enthusiast: 96/100
- Jeff Leve: 98/100
- Wine Spectator: 96/100
Wine Advocate Parker:
This vintage is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, matured in 65% new oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2015 Smith Haut Lafitte has a totally dazzling nose of exotic spices—star anise, fenugreek and Sichuan pepper—over a core of chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, plum preserves, violets and earthy wafts of truffles, moss, tilled black soil and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and packing a lot of flavor into a relatively modest package, it fills the mouth with spice and herb-laced black and blue fruit layers, supported by very ripe, very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. This is already a show-stopping, heart-pounding beauty, but should also age incredibly!
The currants and blackberries on the nose are very impressive with wet-earth and lavender undertones. Full body and super-integrated tannins that melt into the wine. The quality of the tannins is incredible with fantastic length and mouthfeel. So much concentration and balance at the same time. Such beauty. From biodynamic grapes. This is the greatest wine ever from here.
A gorgeous wine that flirts with perfection, the 2015 offers perfectly ripe blackcurrant aromas as well as delicate hints of graphite, flowers, black cherry and roasted meat. Possessing an almost Smith-like elegance on the palate, it has a fine tannic frame, fruity structure and saline finish. This powerful, full-bodied wine can be preserved for several decades. 2015 marks the 650th anniversary of Smith Haut Lafitte and 25 years of the Cathiard family’s ownership of the estate.
Shipping costs within Germany
Standard delivery: 6,90 €.
Delivery time: 2-4 working days.
Special feature: From an order value of 150 € no shipping costs will be charged.
Shipping costs within the EU
Standard delivery: 19,90 €
Delivery time: 5-7 working days.
Shipping costs outside the EU
Standard delivery: 34,90 €
Info: Shipping time and costs can vary regarding transport insurance and customs documents.
*All prices for a box up to 12 bottles