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The wines here under the current ownership are now very good. Around 80% of the production is red, with a mix of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and1% Petit Verdot. The white is dominated by Sauvignon Blanc but there is a sprinkling of Sémillon and more unusually Sauvignon Gris (similar in flavour to Sauvignon Blanc but with a slight pink tinge to its skin). The red is lighter in style than some of its neighbours but now possesses impressive depth. The white is fermented relatively cool to retain a marked floral, herbal core and is aged in 50% new oak. Neither wine is filtered and both have performed admirably since 1995, with some exceptional wines over the last decade.Whilst the reds have reached incredible heights in 2009, 2010 and 2015, with big price differences for the vintages, the whites have been perhaps more consistent in quality over the past 5 years. Ratings below relate to wines produced after the 2004 vintage.

Producer profile

Area under vines: 78 hectares
Soils: Gravelly soil from the Gunzian
Average age of the vines: 38 years
Planting density: 7500 to 10 000 vines/ha
Production: 120 000 bottles  a year for red wine. 38 000 bottles of white.
Ageing: in 60% new oak barrels for 18 to 20 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 30%
  • Cabernet Franc 9%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

The Chateau makes two other wines:
  • Les Hauts de Smith :
  • Grape varieties:
    • Merlot 55%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 45%

  • Le Petit Haut Lafitte :
    • Grape varieties:
      • Cabernet Sauvignon 55%
      • Merlot 45%

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    Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux Martillac, France
    Type Wine
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan
    Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan
    Les Hauts de Smith Blanc Pessac-Leognan
    Les Hauts de Smith Pessac-Leognan
    Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc
    Type Wine
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2013
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2005
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2009
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2015
    12x75cl - 5 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2013
    6x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 1955
    1x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2010
    6x150cl - 3 case(s)
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2014
    6x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Type Wine
    Type Wine
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2017
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2009
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2015
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2016
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2017
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2015
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2016
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2005
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe - 2010
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2005
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