Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Cru Classe – 2009

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Producer

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Grand Cru Classe

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 14/03/2019
Drink: 2020-2050
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2012-2052


The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced...

...to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo!


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 13/02/2019
Drink: 2022-2037


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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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    Location

    Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux Martillac, France
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