2005 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
|Vineyard:||Château Smith Haut Lafitte|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
Château Smith Haut Lafitte's great terroir of deep Gunzian gravel, with old vines sinking several metres into the soil, produced stupendous results: the wines have a concentration, texture, and class never before seen. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc, 1% Petit Verdot.
Wine.comOne can't say enough about the accomplishments the Cathiards have achieved at this property since 1990. Prior to their purchase of the property, appallingly diluted, vegetal, fruitless, charmless wine...
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.7 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 25 notes)
Wine & SpiritsRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Wine AdvocateRating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'r2011-2025 très bon et élégant (moins caramélise que sont petit frère 100 p 100 bariques neuves). sans doute encore un peu jeune. Parker 93-95 :meilleur Smith jamais crée !