The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard,
the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in
addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal,
blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This
massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most
concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010
are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with
sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power,
depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+
years. Bravo! RP
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