Smith top Lafitte, one of the Lords of Pessac-Léognan in a great vintage, and with the double label birthday on top of that.
"Nose complex and racy fruit ripe and fresh at a time, very nice wooded, touches of licorice and truffle, a real profusion of aromas, mouth strong, tasty, built, strong, toned, long." Excellent potential. Waiting. " 18.5/20 Bettane = Desseauve Guide 2019
"Mouth of a great flavor spicy tannins firm but ripe, ending in the roundness. A lot of material and a very nice stylistic effect, between expression of the fruit and Woody nuances. A wine that will go away by its freshness and its tension." 18.5/20 RVF Guide 2019
The vineyard is covered of serious "Gunziennes" that offer two amazing features: a natural drainage of the ground forcing the roots of the vines to fetch water and mineral salts at more than six meters deep, and a "mirror effect" of the Sun, which, in is en se refletant reflecting on the rocks composing the serious, helps to ripening and the development of the grape. The continuous research of excellence Mania harmoniously well the most modern techniques of wine making with traditional methods: living soils, organic compost, return to the small vats in oak, ageing on lees in barrels...
It impresses with its racy character, elegance and its perfumes both dense, deep, and greedy.
The Chateau Smith top Lafitte, filed for its red wines, is a magnificent estate from the 14th century. He owned a couple of entrepreneurs converted to wine by passion since 1990: Daniel Cathiard - former France team ski champion - and his wife Florence, founders of the sign GO SPORT. They have entrusted the technical direction of the field Fabien Teitgen, with advice from Stéphane Derenoncourt. The cru has a beautiful land of graves on limestone basement, located in Martillac. On the 67 hectares of vines, 56 are dedicated to the red wines of cabernet-sauvignon to 53%, 35%merlot and cabernet franc at %, with a touch of small verdot. The remaining hectares produce a white wine Sauvignon white and gray (95%) and semillon.
Smith red wines are distinguished by their characteristic beautiful rich notes and toasted. They can be kept several decades.
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|Type of products||Wines|
|Title supplement||Notes: 18.5 RVF, 18 B D, 97-98 J.Suckling, N.Martin Wine Advocate: 95-97 5|
|Stock information||Sold out. Wishes of booking by e-mail|
|Producer||Smith Haut Lafitte|
|Capacity||75 cl bottle|
|Main style||Complete - Harmonious|
|Main grape variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Box type||Wooden box|
|Consumption recommendation||2025 à 2035|