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 & Spirits
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator