Begin Your Search
Other Wines from this Producer and Vintage
WineAccess Travel Log
Read stories from the world's greatest wine trails.
More About This Wine
About Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is old. How old? Well, in 1365, when most of the Medoc was marshland, yet to be drained by the Dutch, Smith Haut Lafitte was already under vine. Today, it is owned by former olympic skier Daniel Cathiard, who purchased the estate in 1990.
90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2003
($57-$59) Good full ruby. Roasted red and black fruits, smoke and licorice on the nose. Powerful, even a bit aggressive, with less sweetness and subtlety than the subsequent vintages. Finishes with big, chewy, ripe tannins and lingering notes of tobacco and leather. Very Graves in style. This appears to be in the process of shutting down in the bottle.
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Your Rating & Review
5 Member RatingsAverage Member Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars