Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2011

Smoky gravel berries pepper Firm. Soft tannins — 20 days ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Bone dry but very smooth and balanced. Strong hints of pipe tobacco and tart plum. A little bit disappointed on lack of development of complexity and layers. — 2 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte White Bordeaux Blend 2015

Great Bordeaux blend. Gentle flowery aroma, nice buttery flavor and subtle hints of dark berries. Enjoyable dry finish. I love this. — 5 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Les Hauts de Smith Pessac-Léognan White Bordeaux Blend 2014

Thumbs up for this Bordeaux. Fuller body than most B perfect berries hint — a month ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Estate dates back to Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, owner in the 18th century. Followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. Blend of 60% Cab Sauv & 40% Merlot, dark berry aromas, herbs and earthy spice. Palate is complex with cherry & currant flavors, pepper, tobacco & cacao notes. Soft tannins, rich and full, lingering, earthy, mineral ending, needs a bit of time. — 3 months ago

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Smith Havt Lafitte

Le Petit Havt Lafitte Red Blend 2015

Blackberries, plum, Rich dark color. — 6 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

A beautiful drinking 04 that is richly styled & full bodied displaying the classic Graves character. — 2 months ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Les Hauts de Smith Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Welcoming summer solstice with this elegant bdx. Smooth and nicely integrated. Classic earthiness. Left bank. — 4 months ago

Château Carbonnieux

Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2011

Chateau Carbonnieux is one of the largest estates in Pessac Leognan. It boasts some high profile neighbors, such as Chateau Haut Bailly and Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. The 90 hectares of gravel-based soil is evenly split between red and white.
As it often happened in France, Benedictine monks started planting vines on this land in the 13th century. Perrin family bought the estate in 1956, proceeding to a renovation of the vineyard and the cellar.
This excellent example of white Bordeaux is composed of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. The vinification is made in barrel, a third of them in new French oak. The wine is left on the lees for ten further months, before being put in bottles.
Beautiful golden color with paler reflexes, young and vivid despite its eight years of slow aging, the first impact on the nose is fresh and green, with prevalent notes of lime and cucumber. Some decanting time reveals floral notes, elderflower, jasmine, ripe peaches, with some bready tones provided by the lees — a very balanced nose with bright flavors.
In the mouth, a beautiful sapid dry wine with high acidity, medium body, medium to high alcohol. The latter is the only spike in an otherwise perfectly rounded taste. Aftertaste reminding citrus and stone fruit.
A great drink, one of the best white wines from Bordeaux in the 20-30£ range. Ready to drink in 8-10 years.
— 6 months ago

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