Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2000
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Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2000

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Picked during ideal weather, the incredibly fine state of the grapes meant that we could harvest at leisure, according to when the grapes reached perfect maturity, without having to worry about the effects of bad weather. The red wine grapes benefited enormously from the exceptional, completely dry September weather. They were unusually healthy, which gives every hope of a very great vintage. Merlot grapes were picked starting on Tuesday, September 26th. They had thick skins and very ripe tannin. Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from October 6th "" 12th. In short, we have not experienced such excellent weather in our 10 years at Château Smith Haut Lafitte.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

The Cathiards have made a polished wine with generous fruit. It manages to combine a modern, rich style with a lightness of touch and freshness of fruit which make it instantly attractive.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2003
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Very subtle and complex, with tobacco, chocolate and ripe fruit character. Medium-bodied, with well-integrated, silky tannins and a long finish. Refined, yet muscular. Not the 1998, but very good indeed. Best after 2008. 8,330 cases made.

James Suckling, March 31, 2003