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Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016

Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan - Cru Classé - Château Smith Haut Lafitte
$136.24
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
Merlot 30%
Cabernet Franc 4%
Petit Verdot 1%
Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Château Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the must-have names in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, dubbed the "most Graves of Graves" due to the atypical nature of its terroir. Domaine was founded in 1365 and was then named Haut Lafitte for its geographical location.

Then, when Georges Smith, a merchant of Scottish origin, acquired it in the 18th century, he added his name to it and built the Carthusian monastery we know today.

Grand Cru Classé in red in the Graves classification, Château has been owned since 1990 by Daniel and Florence Cathiard, who for several years have been committed to a bio-precision approach that combines innovation and traditional techniques in both vineyard and cellar. The wines are produced organically without chemical inputs, enriched with biodynamic methods that contribute to the expression of the terroir. 

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte is based on a 78-hectare vineyard planted on an exceptional Pyrenean gravel hilltop.the red grape varieties are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The grand vin is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% to 60% of which are new. Petit Haut Lafitte is the Second red wine.

 - The white grape varieties are 90% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Sauvignon gris and 5% Sémillon. The grand vin blanc is aged for 12 to 15... See more ...

Critics Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016.

Wine Spectator
97/100
Wine Enthusiast
97/100
Jancis Robinson
17/20
Vert de Vin
96/100
Falstaff
96/100
Andreas Larsson
96/100
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve
99/100
Wine Independent - L. Perrotti
99/100
La Revue du Vin de France
19/20
Wine.ch - A. Van Velsen
98/100

Description Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016.

With its deep, intense, almost black red color, the wine opens with a complex bouquet. Blackberry, black cherry and raspberry are present. Notes of sweet spices and flint add depth and freshness to this sweet nectar. The palate is powerful and elegant. The dense, concentrated attack is followed by an unctuous body with chiseled, well-integrated tannins. The fruit on the nose reveals itself with power and carries us through to the finish, all finesse and persistence.

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