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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.
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2005
($32-$44) Deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines black raspberry, hot stones, minerals, smoke, graphite, tobacco and game. Juicy and suave on the palate, with notes of black raspberry, tobacco, smoke and game. Quite suave for the vintage, finishing with fine-grained tannins and lingering sweetness. Extremely user-friendly Graves , but with the balance to age.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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