Château Smith Haut Laffite, Rouge Pessac-Léognan 1990

Imported by Kasser Laird Horsham in Pennsylvania.

Thirty years on.

Ruby. Fireside hearth, leaf decay and the lifted, intoxicating sweetness of cigar box. A little leather entwined there too. On the palate this shows fine tension between its sweet maturity and a dry finesse. Then it vanishes through the membrane, a floating night-snow against the streetlights. Now.

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