Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.238 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Scorewine

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

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
Robbie Ward

Developed beautifully. Sweet black fruits all present and correct, with earthy dark spicy background. Great length and intensity

Developed beautifully. Sweet black fruits all present and correct, with earthy dark spicy background. Great length and intensity

Sep 25th, 2015
Scorewine

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.1

A lovely Bordeaux Grand Cru from an underrated vintage, complex, rich elegant yet robust. Drinking beautifully now. The wine has a deep garnet color almost black, nose is ripe and elegant with black current, coffee, chocolate, blue berries and light mint, full body, luscious tannins, smooth, rich, lovely balancing acidity, long delicious finish. My score 91, drink to 2023

A lovely Bordeaux Grand Cru from an underrated vintage, complex, rich elegant yet robust. Drinking beautifully now. The wine has a deep garnet color almost black, nose is ripe and elegant with black current, coffee, chocolate, blue berries and light mint, full body, luscious tannins, smooth, rich, lovely balancing acidity, long delicious finish. My score 91, drink to 2023

Aug 6th, 2015
Ron Siegel

A beautiful drinking 04 that is richly styled & full bodied displaying the classic Graves character.

A beautiful drinking 04 that is richly styled & full bodied displaying the classic Graves character.

Aug 30th, 2019
Bret Barker

Spalding get your foot off the boat! Thought of that quote when my wife told me to put the phone down that half of the 30 people following me don’t care about what I’m posting. I told her correction- less than 10 people follow me and NO one cares! I digress. Oh yes the wine. I have a soft spot for this wine. I bought this when I first started collecting. I have reviewed it before. Still think 04 is better than 03. Medium weight and still a decent inky purple with dark fruit, tobacco some smoke and mineral.

Spalding get your foot off the boat! Thought of that quote when my wife told me to put the phone down that half of the 30 people following me don’t care about what I’m posting. I told her correction- less than 10 people follow me and NO one cares! I digress. Oh yes the wine. I have a soft spot for this wine. I bought this when I first started collecting. I have reviewed it before. Still think 04 is better than 03. Medium weight and still a decent inky purple with dark fruit, tobacco some smoke and mineral.

May 9th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Nice drinking 04 showing the Graves character with red cherry, cassis, leather, gravel & tobacco.

Nice drinking 04 showing the Graves character with red cherry, cassis, leather, gravel & tobacco.

May 2nd, 2018
Anthony De Blasi

Somewhat closed on the nose, good start but not long enough for a wine of this pricerange. In good company with heavy discussions so maybe not tasted with proper attention

Happy new year, wish you and your loved ones only the best for 2018!

Somewhat closed on the nose, good start but not long enough for a wine of this pricerange. In good company with heavy discussions so maybe not tasted with proper attention

Happy new year, wish you and your loved ones only the best for 2018!

Dec 31st, 2017
Joguet

Un vrai grand Bordeaux !

Un vrai grand Bordeaux !

Sep 13th, 2015
James Kardon

Seder

Seder

Apr 5th, 2015
Ted
9.3

Dried cherries a bit of cigar box and graphite. watching goldfinger and waiting for the filet I am having with dinner

Dried cherries a bit of cigar box and graphite. watching goldfinger and waiting for the filet I am having with dinner

Mar 15th, 2015