Château-Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2011
Le Petit Haut Lafitte offers a clear, brilliant, deep dark red colour. The first nose is relatively discreet, but opens up quickly on a eration, revealing notes of red and black fruits (raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants), hints of spices, liquorice, cedar, tobacco and a touch of smoke, typical of our Güntzian gravel soil. The wine is firm and dynamic on the palate, with good tannic structure, an attractive texture and a lovely, smooth somehow delicate sweetness impression. The length is pronounced and frank, with a good concentration and rich, ripe flavours. Le Petit Haut Lafitte expresses its full aromatic potential in the ripe fruits and spices typical of Cabernet Sauvignon: blackberries, liquorice, star anise, thyme, cedar, vanilla, flint...
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
Wine SpectatorLively, offering a mix of loganberry and blueberry fruit inlaid with toasted spice and anise notes. The finish is framed with a toasted apple wood accent that lends just enough grip. Drink now through 2019.