Château Smith Haut Lafitte, 2005

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

Château Smith Haut Lafitte, 2005

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Daniel Cathiard Optimum Drinking: 2018-2045 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101880
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Château Smith Haut Lafite 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

Smith Haut Lafitte has gone from nigh on the bottom of the class to the very top in a matter of a decade. It offers scintillating quality and fantastic value-for-money from a left bank château, and its wines (and owners) are some of the most charming in all Bordeaux.

Smith Haut Lafitte is owned by the amiable ex-Olympic skier Daniel Cathiard and his wife Florence, who have transformed the property and the quality of the wines beyond recognition since 1990. Smith-Haut-Lafitte is not classified as organic, but its practices are very much in the natural vein. They make their own organic compost and oak barrels.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Reviews

“This sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine from Smith Haut Lafitte has a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis that jump from the glass of this inky, very dense, yet strikingly pure wine. Light on its feet despite its stunning concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel, this wine has fabulous intensity, richness and length. Quite impressive, and still incredibly youthful, this is a superstar of the vintage..." Robert Parker

“Reticent but pure aromas of plum, mocha and tobacco. This began sweet and dense but a bit sullen, then exploded with aeration to show sharply delineated flavors of plum, tobacco, hot stones and smoked meat. Wonderfully fat and full wine that spreads out on the back to saturate the entire palate." Stephen Tanzer