Red

1985 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 1990 - 2010 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • rocknroller wrote: 92 points

    December 31, 2019 - New Years Eve (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Dark red color with a 6mm transitional margin. Drank a glass over 3 hours. I really enjoyed this, very elegant now and so integrated. The nose shows a mix of black cherry, cassis and blueberries, pencil, earth and scorched earth. The palate really brings out the pencil and dark berry fruits, scorched earth, gravel, and a medium body with fine integrated tannins. This is a lovely resolved and mature Bordeaux. More please.

  • BradE wrote:

    August 7, 2019 - A bottle in perfect shape. Lovely palate; silky and smooth. I really enjoyed this bottle.

  • chablis28 wrote: 91 points

    August 6, 2019 - Same btl as Brad E. Jimmy's btl at St Gens Heidis group. Thanks Jimmy, fun btl with nice mature old school vibe.

  • acyso wrote: 90 points

    June 24, 2019 - Champagne, Riesling, and Bordeaux with Skippy (Chicago, IL): From an era before the wines got too worked over, this is a really nice bottle of Graves, and I think it does show a little of the rocky characteristic. The fruit is mature and starting to brown, but it hasn't quite dried out yet. A nice earthy quality, as well as a hint of graphite and pencil shavings on the nose, but the palate doesn't have the complexity that many other wines had tonight. Nonetheless, there's good overall concentration here, providing some room for further aging.

  • TomOfCT Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 24, 2018 - Wow. Really extraordinary. One of the best mature wines I’ve had in a while. Still showing diverse, mellow fruits with a wonderful complexity. No weakness. Only a slight touch of brown at the perimeter.

    So good, I opened a second bottle!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • 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 49 (58%)
  • Consumed 36 (42%)

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