2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte (Pessac-Léognan)


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Archetype of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte wines, Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 is an expressive wine that, one opened, gives a wide range of scents that includes red fruits and spices such as anise, relish and cinnamon; in mouth, it turns into a fresh, balanced and unctuous wine. Everything thanks to the superb terroir from where the grapes come for their making, a land that has deep roots and that is worked on in a traditional and natural fashion. A whole classic from its land.

Technical sheet · Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Pessac-Léognan (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP98WS97
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Pairing: MeatAppetizersRed meatCheese
Allergens: Contains Sulfites

Description · Château Smith Haut Lafitte

2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)

TASTING NOTES OF 2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte:

  • having: Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 shows a beautiful dark red
  • Nariz: expressive and complex black and red fruit (cherry, black currant), notes of smoke, flint, licorice, spices, cloves telltale notes
  • Mouth: large and dense, with beautiful velvety tannins and open into a beautiful balance where the concentration is balanced with the aromatic harmony

PAIRING: A veal chop with morels, game birds, red meat.

WINERY: Château Smith Haut Lafitte

GRAPES: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 32%, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Our philosophy can be summarised in one sentence: to do out utmost so that everey vintage of our red and white wines reflects the full potential of our magnificent terroir. Our efforts range from increasingly organic vineyard management and slow natural fermentation of the grapes to ageing the...

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016

The noble Bosq family started growing grapes in 1365. The property was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith, who gave the estate its present name. He also built the manor house and exported his - by now famous - wine to England on his own ships. In 1842, Mr. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux and an enthusiastic winegrower, inherited Château Smith Haut Lafitte from his mother and brought the wine up to great growth status. Impressed by Smith Haut Lafitte's excellent quality, the Louis Eschenauer company distributed the wine all over the world starting in the early 20th century, deciding to buy the estate in 1958. After the Eschenaueur period came to an end, a great deal of money has been invested in the estate, particularly on the construction of a superb underground cellar holding over 1000 barrels.

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016

2016 - Non contractual picture. Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 is a very dark wine red, almost black. The nose shows a bouquet of black fruit and very fresh red fruit. After swirling, the nose is complex with notes of spice, cedar, licorice combined with violets and a flinty touch. The palate is fresh, dynamic, powerful, dense, sleek. The tannins are concentrated, creamy and sweet. They provide a great length and a nice texture to this wine. On the palate crisp and ripe fruit accompanied by a spicy dimension of citron, of clove and a very nice finish with floral and mineral notes. The luxury label in 2015 vintage, gold on black, has been redesigned to celebrate a double anniversary: ​​the 25th vintage of Cathiards and 650 years of Smith Haut Lafitte (created in 1365). She adorns bottles of red and white Smith Smith of fleeting way until the next vintage. Domain Château Smith Haut Lafitte: From 1365, the noble house of Bosq chose this land to operate a vineyard. Then in the eighteenth century Scotsman George Smith bought the estate, accola his name, built Chartreuse and exported to England on its vessels, already renowned barrels. In 1842, Mr. Duffour-Dubergier, mayor of Bordeaux but also passionate winegrower, inherited from his mother the Château Smith Haut Lafitte and made a Grand Cru. Early in the century Maison Louis Eschenauer realized the exceptional quality of this wine and assured distribution, to end in 1958 by buying the property. Since that time, significant investments have been made, including the construction of a superb underground cellar that can raise together over 1000 barrels. In 1990, Daniel CATHIARD falls in love with his tour of vineyards and is part of the prestigious line owners with the intention to continue to promote this noble thought: his permanent quest for excellence led him to seamlessly handle the most technical modern winemaking with traditional methods: living soil, organic compost, return to small oak vats, aging on lees in ... undoubtedly, the elegant red wines of Smith Haut Lafitte and the sophisticated bouquet of its renowned white worldwide deserve these daily care.

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Reviews about Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2017

Peter Samuels
Peter Samuels


I bought it because it was recommended to me.
I thought that the Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc had a very light colour. Fresh lemon and apple aromas. This is what is called a fleshy wine.

Reviews about Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2015

Peter Samuels
Peter Samuels


The border colour was almost brown . It smells toasty. The taste of Château Smith Haut Lafitte doesn't go away quick.
I had the pleasure of taking it at a barbecue.
We tasted this wine at a wine tasting.

Reviews about Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2014

Andrea Sanders
Andrea Sanders


It would go perfect with blue fish. A red which I enjoyed with my friends.
A Pessac-Léognan with brown edges. Strong aromas of pipe tobacco. A smoky touch remained in my mouth.