Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0274 ratings
8.923 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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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.

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.

Jul 30th, 2019
Shun Kikuchi

Smoky, flinty, spicy. typical aroma of CS with slight green note

Smoky, flinty, spicy. typical aroma of CS with slight green note

Nov 11th, 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. Dark plum red with dark berry fruit aromas, herb and spice from young Cab vines. On the palate complex sweet black fruit flavors and cacao notes. Firm tannins, rich and full, lingering, mineral ending, unlike the ‘10 wait a few years.

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. Dark plum red with dark berry fruit aromas, herb and spice from young Cab vines. On the palate complex sweet black fruit flavors and cacao notes. Firm tannins, rich and full, lingering, mineral ending, unlike the ‘10 wait a few years.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.9

Decanted for 2 hours but needed much more. Huge body, inky, staining glass and teeth, spice and tannin in full force. Could use some more cellar time or lots of decanting.

Decanted for 2 hours but needed much more. Huge body, inky, staining glass and teeth, spice and tannin in full force. Could use some more cellar time or lots of decanting.

Aug 24th, 2017
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. Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, darrk berry aromas, herb and spice. On the palate complex juicy black fruit flavors, cinnamon and cacao notes. Soft tannins, rich and full, lingering, mineral, youthful ending, needs time.

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. Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, darrk berry aromas, herb and spice. On the palate complex juicy black fruit flavors, cinnamon and cacao notes. Soft tannins, rich and full, lingering, mineral, youthful ending, needs time.

Apr 20th, 2017
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. Dark plum red with dark berry fruit aromas, herb and spice. On the palate complex black fruit flavors, cinnamon tea and cacao notes. Soft tannins, rich and full, lingering, mineral ending, perfect 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. Dark plum red with dark berry fruit aromas, herb and spice. On the palate complex black fruit flavors, cinnamon tea and cacao notes. Soft tannins, rich and full, lingering, mineral ending, perfect now.

Mar 8th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Nothing noteworthy to write about. Nice afternoon red.

Nothing noteworthy to write about. Nice afternoon red.

Jan 26th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Very deep red with aromas of red and black fruit and herbal tea spice. The palate shows plum, blackberry and currants with a full body taste. Some mineral tones are revealed on the silky tannins giving way to a long finish. Should continue to develop over the next 5+ years.

Very deep red with aromas of red and black fruit and herbal tea spice. The palate shows plum, blackberry and currants with a full body taste. Some mineral tones are revealed on the silky tannins giving way to a long finish. Should continue to develop over the next 5+ years.

Jul 9th, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

Very inky and tarry. Earthy nose and dark fruited palate with coffee grinds on the finish. Balanced.

Very inky and tarry. Earthy nose and dark fruited palate with coffee grinds on the finish. Balanced.

Oct 23rd, 2015
Jesse Smith

2012 / 55cab 45merlot

2012 / 55cab 45merlot

Oct 19th, 2015