Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.365 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
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
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.3

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

5 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

2009 Claret tasting last night with tasting group, blind. Group's favorite. Ink, peppermint note, black cherry aromas. Broad in the mouth, nice feel. Earth. No fruit in the flavors. Grippy tannins.

2009 Claret tasting last night with tasting group, blind. Group's favorite. Ink, peppermint note, black cherry aromas. Broad in the mouth, nice feel. Earth. No fruit in the flavors. Grippy tannins.

Jan 11th, 2016
Scott Bronstein

Wish I could try this in 20 years. I'll start saving now.

Wish I could try this in 20 years. I'll start saving now.

Feb 4th, 2015
Tor Kenward

Very persistent finish. On palate forever. Slight bitterness

Very persistent finish. On palate forever. Slight bitterness

Jan 14th, 2014
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.3

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

red graves 100 pts parker... great value an estate never looking for points first introduced horse ploughing sgain to their bio dynamic vineyards 15 years blend 60 cab 35 merlot 5 cf 1 pv

Jun 4th, 2013
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.8

2009 veryaromatic toasty oak spice toffee coffee currant and cassis already very showy . Very rich and ripe on the tonge with ripe round tannins very balanced and complex finish 50+ killer 2010 dark berry fruit currants and cassis coffee and fresh earth very complex big and chewy with a bit of a musty earthy laity note but lots of everything else to match firm acidity and lots of spice finish50+ most excellent

2009 veryaromatic toasty oak spice toffee coffee currant and cassis already very showy . Very rich and ripe on the tonge with ripe round tannins very balanced and complex finish 50+ killer 2010 dark berry fruit currants and cassis coffee and fresh earth very complex big and chewy with a bit of a musty earthy laity note but lots of everything else to match firm acidity and lots of spice finish50+ most excellent

Feb 22nd, 2013
Scott Kahn

A wine that is absolutely showing at its prime, with soft and integrated tannins coupled with charcoal and some forest floor. This wine should be good in the cellar for another 5-10 years if you can resist the temptation.

A wine that is absolutely showing at its prime, with soft and integrated tannins coupled with charcoal and some forest floor. This wine should be good in the cellar for another 5-10 years if you can resist the temptation.

Dec 21st, 2019
Allan Sapp

Classic Bordeaux. Simple, strong structure. Ready to drink.

Classic Bordeaux. Simple, strong structure. Ready to drink.

Feb 15th, 2019
Sylvain Rhainds

2009! Fait pour la longue garde!

2009! Fait pour la longue garde!

Aug 1st, 2018