Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2011

Château Smith Haut Lafitte (Pessac-Léognan)

RP91-93WS92-95DAW17RVF16.5B+D17.5

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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2011, a great classic style of Bordeaux with a beautiful expression of the terroir with its notes of black fruit and mineral finish.

Technical sheet · Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Pessac-Léognan (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP91-93WS92-95DAW17RVF16.5B+D17.5
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Pairing: StartersMeatCheeseRed meat
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Consumption Temp.: 16ºC
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Description · Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2011 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)

TASTING:

  • View: Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2011 has a beautiful dark red color, brilliant.
  • Nose: Very fresh ripe red fruit (cherry, raspberry) and spicy notes. Then it reveals these ripe red fruits, but also dried herbs, licorice, cloves, star anise, hints of smoke,
  • Palate: balanced, great structure, delicate tannins and good acidity. Red fruits still dominate with a fresher notes (strawberry, redcurrant). Then comes spices (liquorice, pepper, vanilla) and finally some mineral notes of flint stone and pencil lead.

APPELLATION: Pessac-Léognan

VINEYARD: Château Smith Haut Lafitte

GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

AGING: Aged for 18 months in barrels, 60% new barrels

PAIRING: Meats, cooked in sauces, stews and game.

TEMPERATURE: 16 ºC

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Our philosophy can be summarised in one sentence: to do out utmost so that everey vintage of our red and white wines reflects the full potential of our magnificent terroir. Our efforts range from increasingly organic vineyard management and slow natural fermentation of the grapes to ageing the...

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Edward Harris

Posted on at 22.06

4 /5

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2011

It pairs good with a strong flavoured fish. In a tasting course we had the pleasure to try.
It has a very nice colour. Fine aromas of violets. It just tasted like grape.

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Reviews about Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2017

Lauren Scott
Lauren Scott

4/5

I drank with work colleagues.
Highlights the straw yellow color. Honeyed aromas. Delicious, tasty, liked it.
Good wine, even when taken alone.

Reviews about Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2015

Paul Wing
Paul Wing

4/5

Aromas of coffee and wood. I felt it alive and fresh.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is nice, I enjoyed it.

Reviews about Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2014

John Mccarthy
John Mccarthy

4/5

Nice smell like nuts. A very well balanced Pessac-Léognan.
Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a wine with body and soul.

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