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CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE, 2017

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN

“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte charges out of the gate with bold expressions of warm redcurrants, baked blackberries and crème de cassis with hints of spice cake, dried roses, underbrush and pencil lead plus a waft of candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a fantastic core of densely packed red and black fruits, framed by wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.” - Robert Parker 97+/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 60% of cabernet sauvignon, 35% of merlot, 4% of cabernet franc, 1% of petit verdot
AROMAS Warm redcurrant, cooked blackberry, crème de cassis, spice cake, dried rose, undergrowth, pencil lead, candied violet
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Ceps ravioli, beef fillet with duck foie gras

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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Regular price 143,00 € T.T.C.
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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 60% of cabernet sauvignon, 35% of merlot, 4% of cabernet franc, 1% of petit verdot
AROMAS Warm redcurrant, cooked blackberry, crème de cassis, spice cake, dried rose, undergrowth, pencil lead, candied violet
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Ceps ravioli, beef fillet with duck foie gras

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