Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.214 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
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Dates back to the Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, 18th century owner, followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. A blend of 62% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot. Dark red with dark berry fruit aromas, cedar, smoke and sweet spice. Palate, rich & complex ripe black fruit flavors, oak & cacao. Firm rich tannins, full, lingering, rustic, spice, perfect balance. L-T aging.

Dates back to the Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, 18th century owner, followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. A blend of 62% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot. Dark red with dark berry fruit aromas, cedar, smoke and sweet spice. Palate, rich & complex ripe black fruit flavors, oak & cacao. Firm rich tannins, full, lingering, rustic, spice, perfect balance. L-T aging.

Feb 15th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Fourth red in flight two for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with all wines from Pessac-Léognan.

Deep and dark ruby red. Rich nose with sweet spices, cinnamon, dark cocoa and a touch of red fruit. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Similar notes on the palate with red berries, cinnamon and a touch of bitterness. Stoney and dry long finish. Just a baby and needs time to fully integrate. Drink till 2037. (90+)

Fourth red in flight two for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with all wines from Pessac-Léognan.

Deep and dark ruby red. Rich nose with sweet spices, cinnamon, dark cocoa and a touch of red fruit. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Similar notes on the palate with red berries, cinnamon and a touch of bitterness. Stoney and dry long finish. Just a baby and needs time to fully integrate. Drink till 2037. (90+)

May 14th, 2017
Leslie Bedolla

2014 A lovely gift from friends. Super cool effing yummy cherry plum saddle leather rosemary

2014 A lovely gift from friends. Super cool effing yummy cherry plum saddle leather rosemary

Oct 12th, 2023
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Bordeaux Master Class - May 13, 2017

Bordeaux Master Class - May 13, 2017

Apr 13th, 2017
Ed Chin

Well balanced and easy to drink…maybe too easy.

Well balanced and easy to drink…maybe too easy.

Feb 5th, 2023
Christian Fischer

Felt like having a Bordeaux tonight. Was worried I’d open this 2014 too early, but it tasted great; at least another decade left but perfect to drink right now. Needs 30 mins of air to bring out the nicely balanced fruity yet pleasantly tart flavor profile. At the $60 I paid an absolute steal, would rebuy in a heartbeat.

Felt like having a Bordeaux tonight. Was worried I’d open this 2014 too early, but it tasted great; at least another decade left but perfect to drink right now. Needs 30 mins of air to bring out the nicely balanced fruity yet pleasantly tart flavor profile. At the $60 I paid an absolute steal, would rebuy in a heartbeat.

Apr 1st, 2022
Pete Tulyathan

Beautiful aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon. Powerful, weighty, gripping tannins, long after taste. Love the feeling when the wine coated the mouth. Fresh. This is ready to drink now. Just half an hour of decanting should do the trick, and then work your way through the bottle and just let it unfolds.

Beautiful aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon. Powerful, weighty, gripping tannins, long after taste. Love the feeling when the wine coated the mouth. Fresh. This is ready to drink now. Just half an hour of decanting should do the trick, and then work your way through the bottle and just let it unfolds.

Jun 1st, 2019
Wojpodge

Rich dark fruit, earth and a bit of sweat and salt.

Rich dark fruit, earth and a bit of sweat and salt.

Feb 15th, 2018
Richard Jennings

Richard had this 7 years ago

Richard had this 7 years ago

Jun 29th, 2017
Nick Davis

Nick had this 8 years ago

Nick had this 8 years ago

Dec 16th, 2016