Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend

9.034 ratings
8.45 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Sémillon
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish, Blue Cheese
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
Randall Hopkins

Winegrower Co-Winemaker and Owner Corvus Vineyard and Corvus Cellars

8.6

2006 & 2007 were best

2006 & 2007 were best

May 21st, 2013
Jeroen Koenen

Modern and new-worldly. Dense, rich, oily and complex. Candied citrus peel, honeysuckle, marmelade and tropical nuances. Drinking at peak now.
Gorgeous wine.

Modern and new-worldly. Dense, rich, oily and complex. Candied citrus peel, honeysuckle, marmelade and tropical nuances. Drinking at peak now.
Gorgeous wine.

Nov 17th, 2020
Rana Sahni

Lovely Lovely Bordeaux

Lovely Lovely Bordeaux

Jun 2nd, 2015
Carl Steefel

Although only 5% Semillon, that varietal has a strong impact here, giving a touch of sweetness and extra volume. With some air, this delicate aromas of dried herbs and spice. The inner mouth perfume really explides on the finish.

Although only 5% Semillon, that varietal has a strong impact here, giving a touch of sweetness and extra volume. With some air, this delicate aromas of dried herbs and spice. The inner mouth perfume really explides on the finish.

Jan 1st, 2015
Jeroen Koenen

Tight, nervous, not as tropical as I remember. Great wine, very interesting and complex.

Tight, nervous, not as tropical as I remember. Great wine, very interesting and complex.

Oct 16th, 2014
Bruce Levinson

What a beauty. Full bodied pear and floral notes with enough acidity to keep coming back for another sip. And another...

What a beauty. Full bodied pear and floral notes with enough acidity to keep coming back for another sip. And another...

May 12th, 2014
Peter Zandbergen

Blanc

May 5th, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

Open and flattering. Floral, oaky, tropical. No depth, lots of concentration. Drink now.

Open and flattering. Floral, oaky, tropical. No depth, lots of concentration. Drink now.

Feb 22nd, 2014
Alexandra Stafford

2006. Drank in 2019. On the verge of giving up. So smooth and rich. What a great wine. Complex. Unusual. So drinkable at any age. Lime. Apple. Ginger. Red wine scent. Not acidic though. Indulge!

2006. Drank in 2019. On the verge of giving up. So smooth and rich. What a great wine. Complex. Unusual. So drinkable at any age. Lime. Apple. Ginger. Red wine scent. Not acidic though. Indulge!

Feb 8th, 2019