Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend

9.092 ratings
8.913 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 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. 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
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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Fruitier than expected, delicious worth the money

Fruitier than expected, delicious worth the money

Sep 5th, 2015
Allison Lyzenga

May have gotten a bad bottle; strong tannins

May have gotten a bad bottle; strong tannins

May 16th, 2015
Drew DiMatteo

Smooth as silk, so glad I got one of these @PCorkscrew

Smooth as silk, so glad I got one of these @PCorkscrew

Apr 13th, 2014
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.5

second wine blend 55 cs 45 me

second wine blend 55 cs 45 me

Oct 22nd, 2013
Erik Sjolund

So lively! So much black n red berries, like casssis, up front. Grows more berry w a little time but still very fresh. Moderate n well innagraded barrels.

So lively! So much black n red berries, like casssis, up front. Grows more berry w a little time but still very fresh. Moderate n well innagraded barrels.

Dec 1st, 2020
Luciana Plaas

Tobacco, chocolate, powerful

Tobacco, chocolate, powerful

Nov 10th, 2019