Dark garnet colour. Fruity on the palate and very drinkable with soft tannins. Very likeable although the alcohol seems a little pushed. Tannins come to the fore later coupled with cinnamon flavours. Les Hauts de Smith is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The common element of this and the grand vin is the terroir, whilst the distinction is the age of the vines.
Score: 86/100 Note 1Date tasted: 27/02/2012
Designation: 2nd wine
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