Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend

8.815 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Jameson Fink

Host Wine Without Worry podcast

9.4

Wowzers. One the oak is a bit more subsumed, this is going to be killer. #bdx #whitebordeaux

Wowzers. One the oak is a bit more subsumed, this is going to be killer. #bdx #whitebordeaux

Oct 7th, 2015
Mike Mayer

Trying another Bordeaux. I would call this an entry level wine but it has very nice qualities. Not a whole lot on the nose. Nice tastes of raspberry, strawberry and a little bit of a minty bite. This wine has a very light feeling in the mouth and has an interesting finish that reveals a little bit of the tannic structure.

Trying another Bordeaux. I would call this an entry level wine but it has very nice qualities. Not a whole lot on the nose. Nice tastes of raspberry, strawberry and a little bit of a minty bite. This wine has a very light feeling in the mouth and has an interesting finish that reveals a little bit of the tannic structure.

Feb 21st, 2019
Kien Dam

Good.

Good.

Feb 9th, 2019
Jordan Roberts

Bottle pop was earthy on the nose. Taste right out of the bottle is very tight and underwhelming. I let her sit for just over 3 hours while running errands. It was a very robust in your face blend. Lots of muddy fruit and creamy mouth feel.

Bottle pop was earthy on the nose. Taste right out of the bottle is very tight and underwhelming. I let her sit for just over 3 hours while running errands. It was a very robust in your face blend. Lots of muddy fruit and creamy mouth feel.

Aug 15th, 2018
Frank Lin

Acidic, light. Lacks aroma and flavor. Feels like the wine hasn’t come together yet. Maybe drank this too early. Not sure if I want to give it a second chance. Decanted for 1.5 hrs.

Acidic, light. Lacks aroma and flavor. Feels like the wine hasn’t come together yet. Maybe drank this too early. Not sure if I want to give it a second chance. Decanted for 1.5 hrs.

Dec 11th, 2017
Petr Jonak

07/12/2015, L. D. Vin, Bordeaux

07/12/2015, L. D. Vin, Bordeaux

Jun 6th, 2017
Mark Stephany

Too acidic

Too acidic

Nov 3rd, 2015
Shalen Shivpuri

Shalen had this 2 years ago

Shalen had this 2 years ago

Oct 28th, 2018
William Owens

William had this 3 years ago

William had this 3 years ago

Dec 20th, 2017