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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 2011

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145.000 JD
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At Château Smith Haut Lafitte, the team believes that everything comes from the soil and they do their utmost to respect nature and biodiversity, both in the vineyard and cellar.

Thanks to its 55 hectares of superb gravelly vineyards, Smith Haut Lafitte is often referred to as the "archetypical Graves." The estate's history goes back to the Crusades, and a Scottish navigator, George Smith, who became the owner of the estate in the 18th century.

In 1990, Daniel and Florence Cathiard also fell under the spell of this beautiful estate. Since then, they have restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century manor house, built two underground cellars, went back to traditional vine growing methods without chemical herbicides and set up their own cooperage. The perfect elegance, excellent balance and fine structure of Smith Haut Lafitte's red and white wines are the ultimate reflection of the current owners' total commitment to quality.

Tasting Notes

2011 is an underestimated vintage in Bordeaux and has produced some very singular wines. This 2011 Smith Haut Lafitte has elements of tobacco, spring flowers, black cherries and blackberries. Intense and elegant. This carries to a powerful, fresh burst of menthol and a juicy texture with elegant and velvety tannins. This is muscular yet polished. Extremely well done for the vintage and in its optimal drinking window.

Food Pairing 

Roasted lamb, beef stew and mature cheese.

 

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc

Country & Region

France, Bordeaux

ABV

13.5%

    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 2011