Produced mainly from young Cabernet Sauvignon vines on the Château Smith Haut Lafitte vineyard, this is a solid, dark and dense wine. It has rich black-currant flavors that are cut by acidity and firm tannins. Both mean the wine needs to age, so drink from 2020.
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