Red

1988 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • jmoore431 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 20, 2017 - Found one last bottle of this and it was every bit as good as the one described in my tasting note of 11+ years ago. Has held up perfectly, this wine was fresh, rich and classically styled Bord. Delicious with a standing rib roast of beef.

  • tcarter Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 29, 2017 - Gitter's 50th Bday Dinner (Marino Ristorante): Drank from a magnum

  • ronnieroots wrote:

    June 10, 2011 - Dead as a dodo.

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  • Wrighty wrote: 89 points

    February 9, 2008 - Chinese New Year wine night (Crown Wine Cellars, Hong Kong): Ruby red, hint of age. Faint cigar nose with underlying black currant. 'Strong' palate. Dried berries. This faded and thinned out Later there was some green apple (tartric acid?). It had died by the end of the evening.

  • jmoore431 wrote: 92 points

    April 8, 2006 - Deep garnet core to a clear rim; absolutely beautiful classic perfumed nose of mature claret; tobacco, leather, sweet fruit softness, almost burgundian silkiness due to melted tannins and acid. At peak. Cherry liquer aftertaste lingers with the cigar box and leather qualities. Shockingly good considering what a steal it was at $14 in the mid to late '90s. A vintage overshadowed by the '89 and '90 craze.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • 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 37 (73%)
  • Consumed 14 (27%)

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