Friday, November 27, 2009

Chateauv Smith Havt Lafitte 2006


This is a Grand Cru Classe Grave de Bordeaux outside Passac-Leognon, Bordeaux, France. $99 and worth every penny. On the nose, intense and complex layers of vanilla, toast, oaky, coffee, chocolate, cedar, pepper. On the palate, full bodied, black cherry, currant, mineral, highly concentrated, and very intense. Long finish. The only thing I would change about it is that it should be aged more.

I would pair it with a well-marbled steak or roast, or my lamb chop.

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