Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2644 ratings
9.2130 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David Langstaff

Lovely. Tannins there for good structure. Earth and forest in a wonderful balance. Fruit not gone. Lived on as it remained open. Stronger after 4 hrs.

Lovely. Tannins there for good structure. Earth and forest in a wonderful balance. Fruit not gone. Lived on as it remained open. Stronger after 4 hrs.

Jul 25th, 2020
Chris McClellan

Smooth silky blackcherry/blueberry, aromatic herbs,,some funk that took its time to blow off but added some complexity, sweet mid palate and carried thru smooth but every present tannins...just a well balanced wine and paired great with stripsteaks at home...

Smooth silky blackcherry/blueberry, aromatic herbs,,some funk that took its time to blow off but added some complexity, sweet mid palate and carried thru smooth but every present tannins...just a well balanced wine and paired great with stripsteaks at home...

Jun 3rd, 2020
Andrew S

Really drinking well. Deep fruit, nice balance. Held its own in a strong new world line up as the ringer. Plant of time left as the tannins have something time to go, but with a 5-6 hour secant was beautiful.

Really drinking well. Deep fruit, nice balance. Held its own in a strong new world line up as the ringer. Plant of time left as the tannins have something time to go, but with a 5-6 hour secant was beautiful.

May 24th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 / dusty smell, a lot of power, high in alcohol, not my style of wine.

Vintage 2010 / dusty smell, a lot of power, high in alcohol, not my style of wine.

Dec 17th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2007 / espresso earthy chocolate good concentration rondeur

Vintage 2007 / espresso earthy chocolate good concentration rondeur

Dec 17th, 2019
Mike R
9.1

Not really competitive to others opened but I had some friend of ours kept saying open a French wine so I did to get to shut up

Not really competitive to others opened but I had some friend of ours kept saying open a French wine so I did to get to shut up

Jun 24th, 2019
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9.3

Happy National Wine Day to all, the Smith Haut Lafite is simply delicious, at the age of 15 the wine is at its peak with an enchanting nose of: black fruit, black plum, ash, beef broth, baking spice, cedar, cigar box, espresso, earth , medium to full body, with a touch dry well integrated tannins, sublime acidity and a long delicious lingering finish of coffee and earth, my score 93, drink to 2021

Happy National Wine Day to all, the Smith Haut Lafite is simply delicious, at the age of 15 the wine is at its peak with an enchanting nose of: black fruit, black plum, ash, beef broth, baking spice, cedar, cigar box, espresso, earth , medium to full body, with a touch dry well integrated tannins, sublime acidity and a long delicious lingering finish of coffee and earth, my score 93, drink to 2021

May 25th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Dates back to the Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, 18th century owner, followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. A blend of 62% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot. Dark red with dark berry fruit aromas, cedar, smoke and sweet spice. Palate, rich & complex ripe black fruit flavors, oak & cacao. Firm rich tannins, full, lingering, rustic, spice, perfect balance. L-T aging.

Dates back to the Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, 18th century owner, followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. A blend of 62% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot. Dark red with dark berry fruit aromas, cedar, smoke and sweet spice. Palate, rich & complex ripe black fruit flavors, oak & cacao. Firm rich tannins, full, lingering, rustic, spice, perfect balance. L-T aging.

Feb 15th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Dates back to the Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, owner in 18th century, followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. A blend of 55% Cab Sauv, 40% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc, & 1% Petit Verdot. Dark red with dark berry fruit aromas, cedar and sweet spice. On the palate rich & complex ripe black fruit flavors, oak & cacao. Firm rich tannins, full, lingering, perfect balance. L-T aging.

Dates back to the Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, owner in 18th century, followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. A blend of 55% Cab Sauv, 40% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc, & 1% Petit Verdot. Dark red with dark berry fruit aromas, cedar and sweet spice. On the palate rich & complex ripe black fruit flavors, oak & cacao. Firm rich tannins, full, lingering, perfect balance. L-T aging.

Feb 4th, 2018
Shawn R

Hitting on all cylinders.

Hitting on all cylinders.

Oct 23rd, 2017