Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Grand Cru Classé de Graves Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.329 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.4

This is an exceptional wine - Bordeaux of the highest order - magnificent deep purple color with truly extraordinary nose - it took a while to open but when it did - the taste was thrilling with all the fruit forward caveats and yet the tannins were just right - this is a pony that is still maturing to become a full grown stallion someday - maybe ten years at least

This is an exceptional wine - Bordeaux of the highest order - magnificent deep purple color with truly extraordinary nose - it took a while to open but when it did - the taste was thrilling with all the fruit forward caveats and yet the tannins were just right - this is a pony that is still maturing to become a full grown stallion someday - maybe ten years at least

Apr 16th, 2019
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.5

Just starting to show the first signs of aromatic development. Sumptuous, plush and forward, with notable density and fabulous balance. Loved it.

Just starting to show the first signs of aromatic development. Sumptuous, plush and forward, with notable density and fabulous balance. Loved it.

Dec 16th, 2017
Dave Leach

Ainees birthday dinner

Ainees birthday dinner

May 30th, 2019
Paul Jakubowski

Very nice. 45+ minute decant. Dark purple color. Massive cow shit and earthy nose. Wine shows the same on the palate. While I really like this, it was a bit much. Could be more refined. Did have some deep cherry fruit, which gave it some American characteristics. Very long finish. Probably better wines at a lower price point as it lacked finesse.

Very nice. 45+ minute decant. Dark purple color. Massive cow shit and earthy nose. Wine shows the same on the palate. While I really like this, it was a bit much. Could be more refined. Did have some deep cherry fruit, which gave it some American characteristics. Very long finish. Probably better wines at a lower price point as it lacked finesse.

Apr 19th, 2019
Yash Gala

Delightful little wine. In retrospect, should have waited for a few years before opening it. Recommend decanting it.

Delightful little wine. In retrospect, should have waited for a few years before opening it. Recommend decanting it.

Nov 18th, 2018
Bret Barker

I’ve reviewed this wine before - I prefer the 04 better:) but still great example for this producer. Medium bodied with dark cherry, graphite and little cedar.

I’ve reviewed this wine before - I prefer the 04 better:) but still great example for this producer. Medium bodied with dark cherry, graphite and little cedar.

Sep 4th, 2018
Bret Barker

Dense wine that is a mouthful when you suck it down, well we tried to sip it but it went fast. Blackberries some floral notes , spice and that earthy Bordeaux flavor. Get involved!

Dense wine that is a mouthful when you suck it down, well we tried to sip it but it went fast. Blackberries some floral notes , spice and that earthy Bordeaux flavor. Get involved!

May 27th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The estate dates back to the Crusades, and Scottish navigator, George Smith, the owner in the 18th century. He was followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, and then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel and Florence Cathiard now own the estate. A challenging year. Dark berry fruit aromas, earthy herb spice. On the palate complex black fruit flavors and espresso notes. Firm tannins, smoky oak, medium+ finish, earthy mineral ending. Drink now.

The estate dates back to the Crusades, and Scottish navigator, George Smith, the owner in the 18th century. He was followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, and then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel and Florence Cathiard now own the estate. A challenging year. Dark berry fruit aromas, earthy herb spice. On the palate complex black fruit flavors and espresso notes. Firm tannins, smoky oak, medium+ finish, earthy mineral ending. Drink now.

Feb 15th, 2018
Charles-Everard de T'Serclaes

Merci SEx!

Feb 3rd, 2018
Neal Krishna Devaraj

Outstanding complex cab blend

Outstanding complex cab blend

Sep 12th, 2017