Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2012

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2012


This Grand Cru Bordeaux wine is loaded with beautiful blackberry, plum, earthy, truffle, smoky, espresso, toasty oak aromas. Soft, plush texture, ripe, sweet fruit flavours linger on your palate. Medium to full body, concentrated long finish. 

Classified as Grand Cru Classe, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte produces consistently high-quality wines in Pessac Leognan and their wines are an all-time favourite of the wine critics and wine enthusiasts. 

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(Incl. 19% VAT, €92,67 / liter)

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Robert Parker: "The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunningly ripe, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is another sensational effort from the Cathiards that is perfectly balanced, complex, super-rich and pure." 95 points

Wine Spectator: Layered fig, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit notes are buttressed by ample, yet polished and integrated, ganache-coated tannins, while accents of black tea, ganache and tar course underneath. A really gorgeous display of fruit, showing terroir and cut on the finish. –JM, 94 points 



The Region - Pessac Leognan

Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious appellation in left bank of Bordeaux recognised with its high-quality red and white wines. It lies immediately to the south of Bordeaux where all the finest vineyards are located. Red wines are blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with smaller percentage of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. They are beautifully balanced with fine tannins and exhibits notes of tobacco, cassis, dark cherry and leather as well as some minerality. 

In general, wines are more fragrant and a little lighter in body than the finest wines of Haut-Medoc (immediate north of Bordeaux). Wines tend to mature more quickly, though not as quickly as the Merlot dominated Pomerol or Saint Emillion.


Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classe, located in Pessac-Léognan and produces excellent wines by increasingly organic vineyard management, slow natural fermentation of the grapes and ageing the wine in their superb underground cellars.

Grapes have been grown on the site since 1365. Since 1990, the property has been owned by Daniel Cathiard, an old Ski Olympic Champion.