Château-Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
Wine Enthusiast93-95. Barrel Sample. The wine, a majority of young Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, is structured and firm with solid tannins and layers of black currant. This will be ready to be drink after 2025.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot matured in 20% new oak. It has a well-defined bouquet with mulberry, cranberry, pressed flowers and a touch of undergrowth; it is neatly defined though not powerful, but it does demonstrare commendable precision. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and firm tannin, quite tensile and energetic (more so than the Les Hauts de Smith) with impressive structure and length on the almost Pauillac-like, graphite infused finish. Do not ignore this little gem from Château Smith Haut-Lafitte, because it always punches above its weight.
Wine SpectatorA juicy and forward style, with core of white peach, lemon curd, shortbread and straw flavors. Offers inlaid zip, leaving a plump feel on the finish. Drink now.