Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.38 ratings
9.34 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
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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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Fourth red in flight two for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with all wines from Pessac-Léognan.

Deep and dark ruby red. Rich nose with sweet spices, cinnamon, dark cocoa and a touch of red fruit. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Similar notes on the palate with red berries, cinnamon and a touch of bitterness. Stoney and dry long finish. Just a baby and needs time to fully integrate. Drink till 2037. (90+)

Fourth red in flight two for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with all wines from Pessac-Léognan.

Deep and dark ruby red. Rich nose with sweet spices, cinnamon, dark cocoa and a touch of red fruit. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Similar notes on the palate with red berries, cinnamon and a touch of bitterness. Stoney and dry long finish. Just a baby and needs time to fully integrate. Drink till 2037. (90+)

May 14th, 2017
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Apr 13th, 2017
Pete S. Tulyathan

Beautiful aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon. Powerful, weighty, gripping tannins, long after taste. Love the feeling when the wine coated the mouth. Fresh. This is ready to drink now. Just half an hour of decanting should do the trick, and then work your way through the bottle and just let it unfolds.

Beautiful aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon. Powerful, weighty, gripping tannins, long after taste. Love the feeling when the wine coated the mouth. Fresh. This is ready to drink now. Just half an hour of decanting should do the trick, and then work your way through the bottle and just let it unfolds.

Jun 1st, 2019
Wojpodge

Rich dark fruit, earth and a bit of sweat and salt.

Rich dark fruit, earth and a bit of sweat and salt.

Feb 15th, 2018
Richard Jennings

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