Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2002

90 points

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France. 13%

I expected to like this a bit more than I did.  For a 2002 it is a big muscular claret.  After tasting several vintages I really do suspect that they add acid, and pick pretty ripe.  I prefer a more charming style, but this is impressive nevertheless.  Needs a few more years, but definitely try again before 2012 it might mature early.

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