Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend

9.2311 ratings
9.166 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Sémillon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Ridiculous good.

On the nose; honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body is full & thick. The structure, tension, length and balance are near its peak. honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is round and perfect. The long finish is; oily & waxy, rich, lush, elegant and persistent for minutes.

Photos of, Chateau Smith-Haut Lafite, their beautiful Hotel (the best place to stay in the Left-bank if price is no object), their newer concrete tanks (back to concrete) and beautiful barrel room.

Ridiculous good.

On the nose; honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body is full & thick. The structure, tension, length and balance are near its peak. honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is round and perfect. The long finish is; oily & waxy, rich, lush, elegant and persistent for minutes.

Photos of, Chateau Smith-Haut Lafite, their beautiful Hotel (the best place to stay in the Left-bank if price is no object), their newer concrete tanks (back to concrete) and beautiful barrel room.

Jan 5th, 2019
Sam Klingberg

Wow, 20 years old and still going. Crispy shallot, grapefruit rind, and nutmeg.

Wow, 20 years old and still going. Crispy shallot, grapefruit rind, and nutmeg.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

Not floral but nice body and balance

Not floral but nice body and balance

Apr 7th, 2017
Beau Carson

Just a taste, but clearly amazing.

Just a taste, but clearly amazing.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Gus Kalaris

Incredibly good at 11 out of very well kept 375ml

Incredibly good at 11 out of very well kept 375ml

Aug 29th, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.0

Magnificat 2016

Magnificat 2016

Jul 9th, 2016
Ken Swegles

BeIly full of beautiful

BeIly full of beautiful

Jun 18th, 2016
Justin Stephens

Some Bret. Blew off in the decanter for the most part. Pleasant.

Some Bret. Blew off in the decanter for the most part. Pleasant.

Apr 21st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Waxy, honey, nuts, pineapple upside down cake

Waxy, honey, nuts, pineapple upside down cake

Apr 19th, 2016
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.3

Blanc

Blanc

Feb 2nd, 2016