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CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE, 2014

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN

“The 2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte has a fragrant mulberry and strawberry scented bouquet with cedar and subtle undergrowth scents emerging with time. There is something almost Musigny-like here (written as a complement incidentally--why not be compared to the greatest Burgundy Grand Cru?). The palate is medium-bodied with a soft and mellow opening. Quite spicy in the mouth with leather-tinged fruit on the open and inviting finish, there is something very approachable about this Smith-Haut-Lafitte, though like the 2014 Pape-Clement, it contains the substance to drink well over 10-15 years.” - Robert Parker 93/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 62% of cabernet sauvignon, 30% of merlot, 6% of cabernet franc, 2% of petit verdot
AROMAS Blackberry, strawberry, cedar, undergrowth
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Ceps risotto, wild duck bigarade

WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is made. Wine-ageing on complete lees lasts from 10 to 12 months, including 50% of new barrels.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Organic principles with no certification
GRAPE VARIETIES

Red varieties: 63% of cabernet sauvignon, 30% of merlot, 6% of petit verdot

White varieties: 90% of sauvignon blanc, 5% of sauvignon gris, 5% of semillon, 1% of muscadelle

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 78 hectares, with 67 hectares for red varieties and 11 hectares for white varieties
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 200,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Gunzian gravel soil

Histoire et anecdotes

Château Smith Haut Lafitte is located in Graves in Pessac-Léognan appellation. The estate history started 6 centuries ago in 1365 with the noble Bosq family who became owner of some vines and gave the name of “Haut Lafitte”. In the 18th century, a Scottish wine merchant, George Smith, built the chartreuse and named the Château “Smith Haut Lafitte”.The Château’s red wines are classified as Grand Cru. The château has been the Cathiard family’s property since 1990.
CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 62% of cabernet sauvignon, 30% of merlot, 6% of cabernet franc, 2% of petit verdot
AROMAS Blackberry, strawberry, cedar, undergrowth
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Ceps risotto, wild duck bigarade

WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is made. Wine-ageing on complete lees lasts from 10 to 12 months, including 50% of new barrels.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL