Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Fantastic wine paired with excellent prepared CdB! Nice way to celebrate a Bday! — 12 days ago

Eric Hoepelman
with Eric
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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Havt Lafitte 2015

Chateau Smith Havt Lafitte Grand Cru Classe from Pessac-Leognan. The Cathiard family makes great wine. — 2 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2016

Shay A
9.3

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

90SB/5Sauvignon Gris/5 semillon. Decanted an hour. Bright. Limestone, grapefruit, and a green fruit (gooseberry?) aromatic. It’s both tropical (underripe pineapple) and mineral driven. Nervy with good acidity. Gains a more round profile toward the finish with sneaky tart fruit. Youthful and should age well. Fun to try next to the Melka Mekerra Proprietary white.
— 7 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Dark chocolate, cassis, black tea and leather with minerally balance. So smooth, deep and textured for this price point. — 7 days ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2016

Smells amazing, tastes great, takes me back for some reason. — 2 months ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte White Bordeaux Blend 2021

80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semilllon from the young vines — 3 months ago

Tom, Ted and 3 others liked this

Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

David T
9.3

The 07 Bordeaux’s have turned out better than critically reviewed young for many quality producers. I became aware of that in 2014 when I had the 07 Smith Haut-Lafitte at the property with beef stroganoff prepared by their chef at lunch. I wouldn’t hold the 07’s as long as I would hold many other vintages but drinking beautifully now.

Nose show’s floral, slightly ruby to baked fruits of; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, strawberries, raspberries on the glass edge, touch of pomegranate, tobacco leaf, excellent, soft graphite, dark, rich, moist, forest floor with dry leaves, notes of steeped tea, touch of black licorice, wet clay, limestone minerals, mixed dark berry cola, vanillin, light, fresh herbaceous notes, understated cinnamon & nutmeg, gentle, dark spice, sandalwood with fresh & withering dark, blue, purple forals.

The palate/mouthfeel is ruby, lush and pretty. Crazy beautiful. Blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, strawberries, a touch of purple fruits, raspberries on the glass edge, touch of pomegranate, candied tarriness, tobacco leaf, excellent, soft graphite, dark, rich, moist, forest floor with dry leaves, saline, notes of steeped tea, touch of black licorice, wet clay, limestone minerals, dry soil, dry river stones, crushed rocks, mixed dark berry & cherry cola, red licorice, vanillin, light, fresh herbaceous notes, understated cinnamon & nutmeg, gentle, dark spice, sandalwood with fresh & withering dark, blue, purple forals. Beautiful acidity. The lush finish is well balanced, nice structure even mix of fruit & earth and lasts two-minutes.

Great pair with the Allen Brothers Cowgirl Bone-in Ribeye.

Photos of Chateau Pape Clement’s magnificent property.
— 9 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Medium ruby , touch of pink on the rim . Quite expressive dark fruits , cassis , blackberry , touch of spice and coffee , smoky soy sauce and tobacco. On the palate nice cool dark cassis and spicy blackcurrant , with fresh acidity and a saline mineral depth . Fine but noticeable tannins , well balanced and decent length. Drinking well now with a bit of time in the glass or in decanter . Now and over the next 7-10 years . A really good and enjoyable example of a second wine from a vintage that the more I try the more I like . — 2 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Les Hauts de Smith Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Very smooth Lafitte Bordeaux with ripe tannins and a little spice with rack of lamb at Dowling’s Restaurant in the Carlyle Hotel, NYC — 2 months ago

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Melka

La Mekerra Vineyard White Blend 2016

Shay A
9.4

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

Decanted an hour. Acquired during a visit to Melka a few years back. Last bottle of a 3-pack, and poured next to a 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc. 100%SB and 100% barrel fermented. This was the SB that opened my eyes to how good SB could be 5-6yrs ago. The tropical aromatics (pineapple, lots of guava, white peach) alongside such a rich yet balanced palate (glycerin like, oak only noticeable in texture, not taste). Lemon cream with a puckering finish.

As an aside, I know these “super SauvBlancs” have become popular. Melka must be at the forefront thanks to involvement in V29, DANA, Lail, Melka, ADAMVS, and countless others from the Atelier Melka team.
— 7 months ago

Tom, Jan and 23 others liked this