Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte (0.75 L)
WA: A sensational effort and one of the stars of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitteí»s 2004 possesses an inky/blue/purple-tinged color as well as a sumptuous nose of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberries, and blackberries. Surprisingly full-bodied for the vintage with stunning concentration, purity, and overall harmony, this is another brilliant wine from the proprietors, the Cathiards, who have done such a spectacular job at this estate since the early 1990s. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.
WA / RP: 93