Original
47 Ratings
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Whole uncrushed grape berries fermented in small oak vats at 28°C and extraction with manual pigeage (punching down the cap). Aged in barrel on the lees for 18 months (60% new barrels, made at the estate's own cooperage) and only racked once. Duration of ageing was adjusted to each wine.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) • Yield: 30 hl/ha, before sub-dividing into 3 wines: Smith Haut Lafitte, Les Hauts de Smith, and Les Hauts de Maujan • Grape varieties: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 5% Cabernet franc 1% Petit Verdot • The grapes were fermented whole in wooden vats with periodic pigeage (punching down): 28-30° C • Ageing for 18 months in oak barrels (80% new oak, from our integrated cooperage) on the lees with one single racking, and then aged lot by lot. • Age of the vines: 38 years

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 03/31/2009
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: (85-86) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 81 on Jun-92