Château Smith Haut Lafitte, 'Les Hauts de Smith' Rouge, Bordeaux, France, 2017
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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
60% Merlot & 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Full-bodied and voluptuous, the palate is medium-bodied, with fine, coated tannins and a supple finish with a hint of graphite.
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Red Pessac-Léognan Les Hauts de Smith is a paragon of balance, driven by a majority Merlot (60%) supported by Cabernet Sauvignon. It's an expressive, gourmand wine, already very pleasant to drink, with notes of blackcurrant, cedar and spices. The supple, unctuous, well-proportioned structure remains perfectly fresh and expressive, forming a highly seductive whole with a spicy finish.
Product size: 750ml