Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

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  • Monday 20 July 2009

Château Smith Haut Lafitte
33650 Martillac

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 83 11 22



Visits: By appointment only

Details: Grand Cru Classé de Graves (red), Pessac-Léognan, 68ha, gravel

Vineyards: red: Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Merlot Noir 34%, Petit Verdot; white: 1% Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Savignon Gris 5%, Sémillon 5%


It was Scotsman George Smith who gave Smith Haut Lafitte its triple-barrelled name. He purchased the estate in the 18th century in order to import its already famous wine to England aboard his ships. Yet the Château owes its reputaton to a Bordeaux mayor, M. Duffour-Dubergier, who inherited the property from his mother in 1842 and who was committed into transforming the vineyard into a grand cru. Since 1990, Smith Haut Lafitte has been owned by the enterprising couple Daniel and Florence Cathiard.


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Tasting notes:

2008 en primeur

2007 en primeur

2007 panel tasting

2006 en primeur

2005 panel tasting

2008 en primeur white

2007 en primeur white

2007 panel tasting white

2007 panel tasting white

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