Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 44 555
Lot 110
  • Smith Haut Lafitte; Pessac-Léognan; 2009; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 44 555

About this Item

2009 Pessac-Léognan
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Château Smith Haut Lafitte has been transformed during the last decade from being a perennial underachiever to being one of the leading estates in the Graves region. In 1990 it was bought by former Olympic skiing champion, Daniel Cathiard, responsible for its incredible success.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

‘The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo!’ - Robert Parker Jr, Wine Advocate, 100/100 (Dec 2011)

‘This is really loaded, with crushed plum, blueberry, cassis, fig and blackberry paste flavors all melded together, along with notes of tar, pastis and violet. Very long and dark, but polished and pure, with terrific fruit offset by a great tug of earth on the finish. Should cruise easily in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2035.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 96/100 (Mar 2012)

Very dense and firm, this has powerful tannins as well as a blackberry jam flavor. The wine is complex, full of both dark tannins and the richest fruits, layered with notes of herb, spice and a concentrated structure.’ - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 94/100 (Sep 2012)

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