Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (96WS, 95RP, (92-94ST), 93W&S, 92WE). Wine Spectator: "Honey, apple tart, light toffee, cream, and piecrust. Very complex and full-bodied, with lively acidity and beautiful clove honey, red apple, and lemon flavors. Long, balanced, and very lively. A massive white. Layered and beautiful. Made to age, but who can wait to drink this? *Top 100 Wines of 2008.* (JS)" (03/2008)
This lot contains the following items:
2005 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 2)
The 2005s from Bordeaux continue to show youthfully, yet spectacularly well! The 2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is a prime example of the vintage and offers a huge, rich, concentrated style as well as classic dark fruits, tobacco, scorched earth and graphite aromas and flavors. While this is a tannic vintage, the tannins here are sweet and polished and covered by fruit. With stunning purity of fruit, notable freshness, and a great, great finish, drink this beauty anytime over the coming two decades.
This sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine from Smith Haut Lafitte has a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis that jump from the glass of this inky, very dense, yet strikingly pure wine. Light on its feet despite its stunning concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel, this wine has fabulous intensity, richness and length. Quite impressive, and still incredibly youthful, this is a superstar of the vintage, and capable of lasting another 25-30 years. (RP)
An impressive nose of spices, dark fruits, and fresh forest flowers. Full-bodied, this has a solid core of fruit and super polished tannins. A fabulous wine, showing great structure and harmony, and a long, long finish. Beautiful stuff.
Mulled blackberry, fig and black currant fruit leads the way here, as this has a richness that imparts appeal now, while ample bay leaf, tobacco and humus accents keep this grounded through the finish. Delivers a lovely mix of sweetness of fruit and mouthwatering savory notes. (JM, Web-2018)