Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (750ml)

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (750ml)

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$78.00
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$78.00
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The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot matured in 20% new oak. It has a well-defined bouquet with mulberry, cranberry, pressed flowers and a touch of undergrowth; it is neatly defined though not powerful, but it does demonstrare commendable precision. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and firm tannin, quite tensile and energetic (more so than the Les Hauts de Smith) with impressive structure and length on the almost Pauillac-like, graphite infused finish. Do not ignore this little gem from Château Smith Haut-Lafitte, because it always punches above its weight. Neal Martin, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte has a lovely bouquet of brambly black fruit, cedar and touches of black olive that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and tight on the entry, displaying succulent, ripe tannin and firm grip. There is a light earthiness to this Le Petit Haut Lafitte, and the Cabernet Sauvignon is very expressive on the tobacco-tinged finish. Excellent. Neal Martin, Vinous

Region: Pessac Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux

Grape Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91-93 Points, Vinous 92 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2038