It is Friday night and what better way to celebrate the start of the weekend then with a Bordeaux. I can't think of one. This 2012 Château Smith Haut Lafitte is a fine example of what I have come to love about Bordeaux. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
The nose has that rich black fruit of black plum, black cherry, blueberry, black currant, a touch of strawberry, violet, black pepper, sweet tobacco leaf, graphite and some nice soil.
Upon entry onto the palate there is a smooth creamy sweetness, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, tobacco, spice, graphite and a rich earthy soil.
The wine is full has a full body mouth feel, a medium + fresh acidity with medium + round mouth coating tannins that transitions right into a long lasting finish. My kind of Bordeaux setting up a start to an expected beautiful weekend. Please enjoy yourselves this weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 7 days ago
Buy this up. It doesn't get better for $20. Incredible value, and will see another 10 years at least, and in the world of 2015 Bordeaux so far, none are cheap. Black plum skin, black cherries, graphite, chalky mineral, tobacco, black licorice, bell pepper, mocha; tannins finely integrated, and focused in the wine, with medium body and already showing promise. — 2 days ago
First time having a Soufflé and no better place than Le Soufflé in Paris. India went with the Henry VI Soufflé which is a cheese Soufflé with a chicken and mushroom sauce. I went with the beef bourguignon.
Deep ruby core with lighter edges and fine sediment. Aged beautifully with some dark plums, damp earthiness and moist tobacco leaves. Balanced with medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Well integrated with dark berries, tobacco leaves, and solid acidity. Drink till 2024.
— 2 days ago
Color of hazy bloody red mixed with brown and abut purple note. Nose is nice with ripe cranberries, and anise. Taste is also very pleasant, light yet full of flavors. Taste of medicinal herbs, cocoa, vanilla, cranberry, peppery, and anise. Aftertaste is medium Ling with good tannins, and some sweet note. I enjoy her very much. — 17 days ago
Stunning food at L’Absinthe and solid wine. Deep mix of garnet and ruby red with lighter edges. Nice amount of red and dark plums, leather, tobacco leaves and some damp earth on the nose. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and rounded with great acidity. Similar notes on the palate with some more red berries, a touch herbal and dark spices. Medium plus to full bodied and lengthy finish. Drink till 2026.
A little expensive at the restaurant for €60.00. Average in USA is around $30.00.
— 5 hours ago