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1999 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • dlf-48 wrote:

    August 13, 2023 - Very good wine good fruit nice finish

  • bordeauxmartini wrote: 89 points

    July 31, 2020 - Had from magnum - corkage at Gleneagles - they made a bit of a hash out of it using two single decanters. Nonetheless, espresso notes, lots of tertiary characteristics of leather and tobacco. This is good to go. No need to keep this much longer. Drink up.

  • pcwoz Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 12, 2019 - Really nice. Blackberry jam on toast but muted fruit. Not sweet at all. Very secondary flavours. A little smoke. 12.5 % alc. so light. Lovely balance. Tannins mild now. Very old school Bordeaux. Lovely. Perfect with lamb. It was a cold and wet yr I think so good acid too. Definitely still in the drinking window.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 89 points

    November 29, 2018 - Bright, energetic and with a lot of lift to the red fruits on the medium-bodied palate, the nose is more interesting, with all its tobacco, wet earth, smoke and leafy, earthy nuances. There is not much need to hold this for further aging. This is probably at peak today. Fans of cool weather vintages will probably like this even more.

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  • frontenac wrote: 83 points

    June 17, 2018 - Over the hill. Bought 2 years ago on sale.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2022, 4/1/2022 (link)

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Smith Haut Lafitte
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 432 (61%)
  • Consumed 282 (39%)

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