Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith-Haut-Lafite has been transformed during the last decade from being a perennial underachiever to being one of the leading estates in the Graves region.

For many years it was owned by the Bordeaux négociant Eschenauer - in 1990 it was bought by former Olympic skiing champion, Daniel Cathiard. He cut down on the amount of chemicals and herbicides used in the vineyards, and fully modernised the winemaking facilities. The proportion of new oak barrels used in the maturation process was increased and a trio of eminent oenologists (including the ubiquitous Michel Rolland) were hired as consultants.

The 55 hectares of vineyards are located on a gravel ridge to the east of Château Haut-Bailly. The red wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (35%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats and the wine is then matured in oak barrels (50% new) for 15-18 months. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2016
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Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2007 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
White
2007
Ready, but will keep
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2009
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2010 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2010
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Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2014 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2014
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2015 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2015
For Laying Down
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2013 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2013
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2000 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2000
Ready, but will keep
Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2016
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2018
For Laying Down
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2017 Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge Pessac Léognan
Red
2017
For Laying Down
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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