Made from a blend of wines from the Smith Haut Lafitte estate, 2010 Le Petit Haut Lafitte rouge was produced and aged with just as much care as lots that went into the grand vin. The winemaking techniques were identical. 2010 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Rouge has a beautiful, very dark colour. The nose is relatively discreet at first, but goes on to reveal elegant, expressive overtones of black cherry, black fruit (blackberry and blackcurrant), dried herbs, cedar, liquorice, clove, and empyreumatic nuances (flint and hearth aromas). The wine is concentrated, well-structured, and tightly-knit on the palate. It starts out very straightforward, with good acidity and a fine tannic texture, going on to reveal considerable richness and volume around a tannic core typical of great Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine`s fine structure lasts from beginning to end thanks to round, yet firm tannin. The black fruit, mineral (flint), and gingerbread flavours are wonderful.