Overview of the Wine
Thanks to its 55 hectares of superb gravelly vineyards, Smith Haut Lafitte is often referred to as the "archetypical Graves." The estate's history goes back to the Crusades, and a Scottish navigator, George Smith, who became the owner of the estate in the 18th century. He was followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, and then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper.
In 1990, Daniel and Florence Cathiard also fell under the spell of this beautiful estate. Since then, they have restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century manor house, built two underground cellars, went back to traditional vine growing methods without chemical herbicides and set up their own cooperage. The perfect elegance, excellent balance and fine structure of Smith Haut Lafitte's red and white wines are the ultimate reflection of the current owners' total commitment to quality.
Grape / Blend
50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Les Hauts de Smith Rouge 2015 has a beautiful very dark red, very dense.
The nose expresses very nice fresh fruits, raspberry, cherry, fresh strawberry, with smoke, liquorice and cinamon notes.The palate is concentrated, smoothy, dense with nice tanins texture : hamonious and smoothy. The wine is very charming, revealing lovely fresh red fruits, sweet spices notes (badiane, cinnamon, liquorice), smooky notes very caracteristical of our gravel terroir.
Les Haut de Smith red 2015 blends concentration, kindness, smoothness... a charming harmonious wine of pleasure... Kindness and power of seduction.
91 Points - Decanter
Product size: 750ml