2000 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
39 Ratings
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39 Ratings
2000 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

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

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Expert Reviews
  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine pale yellow with a touch of green, very ripe, grapefruity nose, pure Sauvignon with added flesh from the oak, fruitier and riper than most of the others, without losing elegance, a very good wine. Ready 2003-2010.(tasted en primeur)