Source: JamesSuckling.com, Issue Date: Monday, February 13, 2017(JS-96)
A big black-cherry and bitter-chocolate nose leads into a rich, concentrated palate, where the fruit easily holds sway over the powerful, dry tannins. it’sthese that drive everything along right through to the assertive, slightly earthy finish; impressive long-term stuff! Try in 2021.
Source: Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st Mar 2017 (RP-93)
The 2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte has a fragrant mulberry and strawberry scented bouquet with cedar and subtle undergrowth scents emerging with time. There is something almost Musigny-like here (written as a complement incidentally why not be compared to the greatest Burgundy Grand Cru). The palate is medium-bodied with a soft and mellow opening. Quite spicy in the mouth with leather-tinged fruit on the open and inviting finish, there is something very approachable about this Smith-Haut-Lafitte, though like the 2014 Pape-Clement, it contains the substance to drink well over 10-15 years.
Drink Date: 2020 – 2045