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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2011 Magnum 1.5L (RP:94+, JS:94)

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1365年起,貴族博斯克(Bosq)家族就在當地種植葡萄。到了十八世紀,由蘇格蘭人George Smith收購,並以其名字命名酒莊。1842年,波爾多市長Duffour-Dubergier從他的母親手上繼承了酒莊,並使之成為頂級葡萄園。

二十世紀初,Louis Eschenauer公司欣賞它的不同凡響,在1958年買下了酒莊。1990年,Daniel Cathiard愛上了這片葡萄園,躋身於莊主之列。他將現代的釀酒技術和古老的方法結合:有機堆肥、小木桶、浸渣陳年等。

其葡萄酒的煙燻風味和丘陵風土展現了Graves這產區的精髓,該風土由數百萬年前加龍河沉積的石頭組成。酒莊於2019年獲得有機農業認證,並實踐生物動力法達10年。

產區保護條例:
Grand Cru Classe, Pessac-Léognan

產地:
法國波爾多

種類:
紅葡萄酒

葡萄品種:
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot , 8% Cabernet Franc , 1% Petit Verdot

平均樹齡:
38年

釀造:
原串未壓碎的葡萄在細橡木桶於28°C下發酵,以人手把酒帽往下壓(Pigeage)。浸渣陳年18個月,65% 新桶,(酒桶在酒莊自家製桶廠生產),只過桶一次。

品酒筆記:
(Robert Parker's rating: 94+)
2011 年的Smith-Haut-Lafitte是另一次巨大成功。(這是繼輝煌的2018,以及出色的2009和2010而言。)深濃的紫色,帶有黑加侖子酒、桑葚、甘草和微妙的橡木味。酒體飽滿,單寧柔滑,酸度、木香和酒精感完美融合。層次複雜,餘韻持續 45 秒,這款出色的葡萄酒適合在未來15-20 年享用。

(James Suckling's rating: 94)
帶有美麗的果香,香氣和味道上都包含了加侖子、礦物感和乾花的香味。酒體飽滿,單寧非常融合,可持續數分鐘。充滿力量但圓潤,以這年份來說,非常出色。

The noble Bosq family started growing grapes here as early as 1365. The property was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith, who gave the estate its present name. 
In 1842, Mr. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux and an enthusiastic winegrower, inherited Château Smith Haut Lafitte from his mother and brought the wine up to great growth status. Impressed by Smith Haut Lafitte's excellent quality, the Louis Eschenauer company distributed the wine all over the world starting in the early 20th century, deciding to buy the estate in 1958. After the Eschenaueur period came to an end, a great deal of money has been invested in the estate, particularly on the construction of a superb underground cellar holding over 1,000 barrels.
In 1990, Daniel Cathiard joined the list of prestigious owners. He combined the most modern winemaking techniques and age-old methods: organic compost, small wooden vats, ageing on the lees in barrel, etc. 

The estate owes its reputation as “
the quintessential Graves” to both the smoky notes of its wines and its hilly terroir (Laffite or Lafite in old French), consisting of semi-precious and river stones deposited by the Garonne millions of years ago.
In 2019 Organic agriculture certification was obtained. Also, biodynamic practices have applied for 10 years.

Appellation:
Grand Cru Classe, Pessac-Léognan

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Type:
Red/Rouge (Still)

Grape Varieties:
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Average age of vines:
38 years

Vinification:
Whole uncrushed grape berries fermented in small oak vats at 28°C and extraction with manual pigeage (punching down the cap). Aged in barrel on the lees for 18 months (65% of the new barrels were made at the estate's own cooperage), and only racked once. 

Tasting Notes:
(Robert Parker's rating: 94+)
The grand vin, the 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is another great successes (and that’s saying something after the remarkable duo of 2009 and 2010 as well as the brilliant 2008). This wine exhibits a dense purple color along with a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, mulberries, licorice and subtle background oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins, nicely integrated acidity, wood and alcohol, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts 45 seconds, this brilliant wine should drink well for 15-20 years.

(James Suckling's rating: 94)
A wine that has a beautiful depth of fruit, with currants, minerals and dried flowers on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, with super-integrated tannins that last for minutes. This is muscular yet polished. Extremely well done for the vintage.



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