Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 has been released at €76.80 per bottle ex-negociant, up 28% on the 2015’s opening price of €60. It is being offered by UK merchants for £935 per 12×75, up 49.6% in sterling terms on the 2015 release of £625.
Overall, critics were full of admiration for this year’s Smith Haut Lafitte. Antonio Galloni scored the wine 94-97 points and said it “possesses exceptional balance and class”. Neal Martin praised the wine as “a cerebral 2016 that might well be approachable young, yet will certainly age in consummate style” and awarded 96-98 points.
Price for Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 are 90.2% correlated to Wine Advocate score. Based on today’s release of £935 per 12×75, Liv-ex’s ‘fair value’ methodology places the wine just shy of the trend line – carefully balanced, just like the wine.
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