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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 5 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. — 15 days ago
In today's Oasis of fine wine, this 1994 was Definitely Maybe a Rock 'n' Roll Star that was clearly made by a Shakermaker to Live Forever. Whether Up in the Sky or in Columbia, people will recognize this as a Supersonic wine, particularly for the otherwise difficult vintage where the rains did indeed Bring It on Down, driving winemakers to Cigarettes & Alcohol. The soft tannins would make for flexible pairing choices for Digsy's Dinner; this Mouton Rothschild could be Married with Children's chicken nuggets and be just great. — 13 days ago
Seventy years have passed since this wine was made. It is hard to imagine how the winemakers of the day could have focused on things like pump-overs when their country had just been through hell and back. But I'm glad they could and did because this wine is delicious. Shadows of red fruit upon layers of black tea, vanilla and pine. This was a very rare treat indeed. — 13 days ago