Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend

9.027 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

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
Scott Rose

2015 vintage. Herbs, soy sauce, mocha, raw beef, dark cherry and blackberry in the nose. Light/Medium body with the wine exhibiting a little pinot/burg style with introductory leaner tannins and then fattens up with the plum/cherry/cassis trifecta. A Burgundy drinker’s Bordeaux that finishes earthy and herbal. Deliciously different.

2015 vintage. Herbs, soy sauce, mocha, raw beef, dark cherry and blackberry in the nose. Light/Medium body with the wine exhibiting a little pinot/burg style with introductory leaner tannins and then fattens up with the plum/cherry/cassis trifecta. A Burgundy drinker’s Bordeaux that finishes earthy and herbal. Deliciously different.

Jul 25th, 2021
Ericsson

Renowned red Bordeaux, good fluidity, balance and structure.

Renowned red Bordeaux, good fluidity, balance and structure.

Feb 1st, 2021
CaptainVino!

Maybe just needs more time. Lacked Cabernet character. $50.

Maybe just needs more time. Lacked Cabernet character. $50.

Sep 5th, 2020
Roman Ochocki

It's powerful dark. Dark fruit: a blackberry, a blueberry. "Dark" notes of a leather, a tobacco. Rich and deep. But great with a "blue" (lavender) cheese and gordal olives (Spanish). A French wine, an Italian cheese and Spanish olives. What could go wrong? ;)

It's powerful dark. Dark fruit: a blackberry, a blueberry. "Dark" notes of a leather, a tobacco. Rich and deep. But great with a "blue" (lavender) cheese and gordal olives (Spanish). A French wine, an Italian cheese and Spanish olives. What could go wrong? ;)

Jun 26th, 2020
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: Mora, arándano, cassis. Aromas primarios y algo cerrado todavía.

Boca: Tanino M+, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M+.

Necesita aire. Mas tiempo en botella también.

Nariz: Mora, arándano, cassis. Aromas primarios y algo cerrado todavía.

Boca: Tanino M+, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M+.

Necesita aire. Mas tiempo en botella también.

Jun 19th, 2020
David Walthall

Sulphuric nose. Minerally. Well rounded flavor. Nice fruity finish. Medium tannin, high acid. Decant if we get again. $37

Sulphuric nose. Minerally. Well rounded flavor. Nice fruity finish. Medium tannin, high acid. Decant if we get again. $37

Nov 27th, 2019
Ashvin Reddy

Drank easy, 2015 vintage, full bodied

Drank easy, 2015 vintage, full bodied

Jul 4th, 2019
Erik Wochna

15' vintage

15' vintage

Mar 31st, 2019
Big Wave Dave

Nice round soft but with interest. Very good balance. Lovely wine. With Patricia

Nice round soft but with interest. Very good balance. Lovely wine. With Patricia

Jan 27th, 2019