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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves
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Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

• 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
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 03/31/2009