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

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) The red wine harvest started with young Merlot as of September 5th and finished with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon at the beginning of October (the 8th). Thanks to low production (partly due to the drought conditions, which led to smaller than average grapes) the fruit was able to ripen perfectly.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 03/31/2009
  • Decanter
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fullish yellow, still a hint cloudy. Rather green Sauvignon nose, grassy and very herbaceous, much better on palate, where the fleshiness of ripe fruit shows through. Still, a good, not great, example, with quite a bit of oak to slow up the fruit. (Tasted
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010