Château Smith Haut Lafitte

About Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith-Haut-Lafitte was bought by Florence and Daniel Cathiard in 1990. But its prestigious history dates back to 1365 when the first vines were planted. George Smith bought the Graves estate in 1720, adding his name to the property. After renovating the estate, the Cathiards now live in the 18th century chartreuse dating from George Smith’s time. Over the years, the Cathiards have invested hugely to modernize Smith Haut-Lafitte. In 1995 they built their own cooperage, allowing them produce 70% of their own barrels to their exacting specifications.


They have also created state-of-the-art wine making facilities. In 2009 they were one of the first estates to use “Oenoview” satellite imagery system to assess grape ripeness. They also make use of the latest optical sorting technology. These efforts have seen quality, and critical acclaim, leap upwards - culminating in a perfect 100 score from Wine Advocate for the 2009 vintage. Today the vineyard is organic and self-sustainable, with an eye to biodynamic farming techniques. These efforts are led by Fabien Teitgen, the Technical Director for all the Cathiard properties is an integral part of their estate’s success.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £826.54
2009

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

Gorgeous nose of sous bois, spices, chocolate, and meat follows through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Elegant with beautiful length. Try in 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £826.54
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £500.14
2010

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

This is a new second wine made at Smith Haut-Lafitte, but a different style from the other one called Haut Smith. This is 55 percent Cabernet Sauvingon and the rest Merlot. Full and rich with a sweet tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee and fruit character. Ripe and round tannins.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £500.14
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £430.54
2015

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and dark chocolate. Some hot stones. Full-bodied, dense and chewy yet polished and juicy. Shows pretty length and density. Very clean and focused. Precise. Better in 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £430.54
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £289.07
2015

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and dark chocolate. Some hot stones. Full-bodied, dense and chewy yet polished and juicy. Shows pretty length and density. Very clean and focused. Precise. Better in 2021.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £289.07
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £441.46
2016

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x150cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a fabulous second wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves give the Petit Haut Lafitte its striking aromatic complexity. Deep, resonant and exquisitely layered, the 2016 is a real joy to taste. I would cellar it for another year or two. The 2016 has enough depth and pedigree to develop beautifully for the next 10-15 years.
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Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £441.46
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £189.47
2016

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a fabulous second wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves give the Petit Haut Lafitte its striking aromatic complexity. Deep, resonant and exquisitely layered, the 2016 is a real joy to taste. I would cellar it for another year or two. The 2016 has enough depth and pedigree to develop beautifully for the next 10-15 years.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £189.47
Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £374.34
2020

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

This is a tight, more tannic Petit with a medium to full body and linear, racy phenolics. Blackberries, blueberries and some pine needles and stones. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £374.34
Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £179.87
2020

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

This is a tight, more tannic Petit with a medium to full body and linear, racy phenolics. Blackberries, blueberries and some pine needles and stones. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £179.87
Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £269.87
2020

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A dense, layered white with cooked-apple, honey and lemon aromas and flavors. Layered and flavorful with a zingy, mineral finish. 80% sauvignon with 20% semillon.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £269.87
Les Hauts de Smith 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £164.27
2017

Les Hauts de Smith 2017 (6x75cl)
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 - Inc. VAT: £164.27
Les Hauts de Smith Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £296.27
2017

Les Hauts de Smith Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

This is the best ‘just crack on and drink it’ white wine in Bordeaux in my opinion. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, it’s so full of exotic fruits and fragrant white flowers, with seductive aromatics. Juicy and mouthwatering, easy to enjoy.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 93 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £296.27
Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £285.47
2017

Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2017 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc is dense and creamy, not to mention wonderfully inviting. Rich, tropical overtones add an exotic flair. Mango, passion fruit and white flowers infuse the 2017 with striking nuance. Ample and expressive, the Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc does everything a second wine should - namely it captures the personality and style of the Grand Vin, but in miniature. There is so much to like. The blend is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon. The Sémillon is taken from the same parcels that inform the Grand Vin because of the small amount of Sémillon on the estate. Tasted two times.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £285.47
Smith Haut Lafitte 1998 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,232.14
1998

Smith Haut Lafitte 1998 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

A beautiful wine of symmetry, finesse, and elegance, this deep ruby/purple-colored offering reveals classic aromas of black currants, new wood, and scorched earth. This pure, medium-bodied, restrained, measured, graceful 1998 offers impressive overall symmetry as well as well-integrated tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2018.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,232.14
Smith Haut Lafitte 2002 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £956.40
2002

Smith Haut Lafitte 2002 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (88-92 )

Bright medium ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, violet, mocha and fresh herbs. Rather subtle on entry, then dense, pure and penetrating, with brisk acids giving thrust to the black fruit and floral flavors. Expands nicely in the middle palate and on the aftertaste. Not at all a sweet style of Smith Haut Lafitte, but this young wine's precision, freshness and length (and the low crop level of 22 hectoliters per hectare) suggest it will gain in richness through elevage
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88-92 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £956.40
Smith Haut Lafitte 2003 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,159.20
2003

Smith Haut Lafitte 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (92-94)

Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied, with solid tannins and a long, silky finish. Excellent depth here. Very well-crafted. Smith-Haut-Lafitte continues to get better each year. Score range: 92-94
Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,159.20
Smith Haut Lafitte 2004 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,090.80
2004

Smith Haut Lafitte 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

A sensational effort and one of the stars of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitte’s 2004 possesses an inky/blue/purple-tinged color as well as a sumptuous nose of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberries, and blackberries. Surprisingly full-bodied for the vintage with stunning concentration, purity, and overall harmony, this is another brilliant wine from the proprietors, the Cathiards, who have done such a spectacular job at this estate since the early 1990s. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,090.80
Smith Haut Lafitte 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,938.94
2005

Smith Haut Lafitte 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine from Smith Haut Lafitte has a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis that jump from the glass of this inky, very dense, yet strikingly pure wine. Light on its feet despite its stunning concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel, this wine has fabulous intensity, richness and length. Quite impressive, and still incredibly youthful, this is a superstar of the vintage, and capable of lasting another 25-30 years.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,938.94
Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,603.74
2009

Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

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!
Delivery to Storage from 14 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,603.74
Smith Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,689.34
2010

Smith Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)

Decanter (98)

An incredible wine; this just tingles through the palate from beginning to end. Rich body and a silky, polished texture. Clear pencil lead, black olive, cassis, rosemary. Firm tannic hold suggests there are decades ahead, with a fresh uplift to the finish. A classic example of how Pessac-Léognan can deliver perfect tightrope balance in its best wines. Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc with 1% Petit Verdot to complete the blend.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,689.34
Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £956.14
2014

Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 (12x75cl)

Jeff Leve (93-94)

With a deep color and a spicy-fruit-cigar-box sensation, the black and red fruits really shine through. There is a plush character to the texture with newness and lift, a touch of oak and sweet, ripe, spicy berries in the finish. From a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.7% alcohol with a pH of 3.7. 93-94 Pts
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93-94 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £956.14
Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £698.87
2015

Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is a very polished and precise young wine with beautiful depth and intensity. Full and sexy. It shows blueberry and black currant character with walnut and chocolate undertones. The tannins have a lovely texture. Joy to taste.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £698.87
Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,256.14
2016

Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and matured in 60% new oak for 18 months, the 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte has a very deep garnet-purple color, opening with sensuous scents of warm black cherries, blackberry pie, star anise and fragrant lilacs with hints of chocolate box, cigar box and pencil lead plus wafts of truffles and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive, it completely fills the palate with perfumed black berry preserves and superbly plush tannins, finishing epically long and beautifully layered.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,256.14
Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £708.47
2016

Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and matured in 60% new oak for 18 months, the 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte has a very deep garnet-purple color, opening with sensuous scents of warm black cherries, blackberry pie, star anise and fragrant lilacs with hints of chocolate box, cigar box and pencil lead plus wafts of truffles and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive, it completely fills the palate with perfumed black berry preserves and superbly plush tannins, finishing epically long and beautifully layered.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 9 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £708.47
Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,002.94
2017

Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (12x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte is fantastic. Rich, sumptuous and opulent, the 2017 dazzles with total class. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, menthol, sage and lavender infuse the 2017 with striking layers of depth and complexity. A wine of tremendous character and balance, the 2017 is flat-out gorgeous and very clearly one of the wines of the year.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,002.94
Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £508.07
2017

Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte is fantastic. Rich, sumptuous and opulent, the 2017 dazzles with total class. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, menthol, sage and lavender infuse the 2017 with striking layers of depth and complexity. A wine of tremendous character and balance, the 2017 is flat-out gorgeous and very clearly one of the wines of the year.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £508.07
Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,238.14
2018

Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

Checking in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte reveals a saturated purple color as well as rock star notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, crushed rocks, and spice. Deep, profoundly concentrated, beautifully seamless and textured on the palate, it reminds me of the 2009 with its opulent, powerful style. It's a brilliant wine from this terrific estate and up with the top wines in the vintage. Hats off to director Fabien Teitgen who continues to make an elegant yet powerful, uncompromising style of wine.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 50 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,238.14
Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £907.07
2018

Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

Checking in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte reveals a saturated purple color as well as rock star notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, crushed rocks, and spice. Deep, profoundly concentrated, beautifully seamless and textured on the palate, it reminds me of the 2009 with its opulent, powerful style. It's a brilliant wine from this terrific estate and up with the top wines in the vintage. Hats off to director Fabien Teitgen who continues to make an elegant yet powerful, uncompromising style of wine.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £907.07
Smith Haut Lafitte 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £556.07
2019

Smith Haut Lafitte 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

The aromatics are highly seductive, the texture silky and round, tannins relatively soft as they were in 2018, but lots of them, layering up one on top of the next. Violet rim around the edge, all the signs of an excellent quality En Primeur sample are here. Not quite as lush as the 2018, a little more like the 2016 in structure at this stage, boding well for the future. Refined in style with cassis and blueberry - good focus and concentration. Tasted twice, three weeks apart, and both times seriously impressive. 60% new oak, 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 18 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £556.07
Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £808.07
2020

Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So much blackcurrant, graphite and iodine character. Full-bodied. Incredible quality to the tannins. They are polished yet powerful. It’s so long and complete with such depth and toned muscles. Vertical. Very fresh and energetic. Will it be better than the famous 2015? Maybe the best ever. From organically grown grapes. 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £808.07
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Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £989.87
2010

Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (97)

Intense, attention seeking notes of lemon, lime, flowers and stone open to a wine with depth, richness and concentration. The wine is long, fresh, plush and polished with plush textures and a mélange of citrus and mineral sensations. There is a purity to the sweet fruits that remain on your palate for close to 40 seconds.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £989.87
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £662.00
2009

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

Gorgeous nose of sous bois, spices, chocolate, and meat follows through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Elegant with beautiful length. Try in 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £662.00
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £390.00
2010

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

This is a new second wine made at Smith Haut-Lafitte, but a different style from the other one called Haut Smith. This is 55 percent Cabernet Sauvingon and the rest Merlot. Full and rich with a sweet tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee and fruit character. Ripe and round tannins.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £390.00
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £332.00
2015

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and dark chocolate. Some hot stones. Full-bodied, dense and chewy yet polished and juicy. Shows pretty length and density. Very clean and focused. Precise. Better in 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £332.00
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £227.50
2015

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and dark chocolate. Some hot stones. Full-bodied, dense and chewy yet polished and juicy. Shows pretty length and density. Very clean and focused. Precise. Better in 2021.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £227.50
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £341.10
2016

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x150cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a fabulous second wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves give the Petit Haut Lafitte its striking aromatic complexity. Deep, resonant and exquisitely layered, the 2016 is a real joy to taste. I would cellar it for another year or two. The 2016 has enough depth and pedigree to develop beautifully for the next 10-15 years.
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Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £341.10
Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £144.50
2016

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a fabulous second wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves give the Petit Haut Lafitte its striking aromatic complexity. Deep, resonant and exquisitely layered, the 2016 is a real joy to taste. I would cellar it for another year or two. The 2016 has enough depth and pedigree to develop beautifully for the next 10-15 years.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £144.50
Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £294.10
2020

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

This is a tight, more tannic Petit with a medium to full body and linear, racy phenolics. Blackberries, blueberries and some pine needles and stones. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £294.10
Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £136.50
2020

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

This is a tight, more tannic Petit with a medium to full body and linear, racy phenolics. Blackberries, blueberries and some pine needles and stones. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £136.50
Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £211.50
2020

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A dense, layered white with cooked-apple, honey and lemon aromas and flavors. Layered and flavorful with a zingy, mineral finish. 80% sauvignon with 20% semillon.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £211.50
Les Hauts de Smith 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £123.50
2017

Les Hauts de Smith 2017 (6x75cl)
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 - In Bond: £123.50
Les Hauts de Smith Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £233.50
2017

Les Hauts de Smith Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

This is the best ‘just crack on and drink it’ white wine in Bordeaux in my opinion. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, it’s so full of exotic fruits and fragrant white flowers, with seductive aromatics. Juicy and mouthwatering, easy to enjoy.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 93 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £233.50
Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £224.50
2017

Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2017 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc is dense and creamy, not to mention wonderfully inviting. Rich, tropical overtones add an exotic flair. Mango, passion fruit and white flowers infuse the 2017 with striking nuance. Ample and expressive, the Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc does everything a second wine should - namely it captures the personality and style of the Grand Vin, but in miniature. There is so much to like. The blend is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon. The Sémillon is taken from the same parcels that inform the Grand Vin because of the small amount of Sémillon on the estate. Tasted two times.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £224.50
Smith Haut Lafitte 1998 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
1998

Smith Haut Lafitte 1998 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

A beautiful wine of symmetry, finesse, and elegance, this deep ruby/purple-colored offering reveals classic aromas of black currants, new wood, and scorched earth. This pure, medium-bodied, restrained, measured, graceful 1998 offers impressive overall symmetry as well as well-integrated tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2018.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2002 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £797.00
2002

Smith Haut Lafitte 2002 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (88-92 )

Bright medium ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, violet, mocha and fresh herbs. Rather subtle on entry, then dense, pure and penetrating, with brisk acids giving thrust to the black fruit and floral flavors. Expands nicely in the middle palate and on the aftertaste. Not at all a sweet style of Smith Haut Lafitte, but this young wine's precision, freshness and length (and the low crop level of 22 hectoliters per hectare) suggest it will gain in richness through elevage
See photographs, OWC Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88-92 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £797.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2003 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £966.00
2003

Smith Haut Lafitte 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (92-94)

Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied, with solid tannins and a long, silky finish. Excellent depth here. Very well-crafted. Smith-Haut-Lafitte continues to get better each year. Score range: 92-94
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £966.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2004 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £909.00
2004

Smith Haut Lafitte 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

A sensational effort and one of the stars of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitte’s 2004 possesses an inky/blue/purple-tinged color as well as a sumptuous nose of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberries, and blackberries. Surprisingly full-bodied for the vintage with stunning concentration, purity, and overall harmony, this is another brilliant wine from the proprietors, the Cathiards, who have done such a spectacular job at this estate since the early 1990s. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £909.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,589.00
2005

Smith Haut Lafitte 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine from Smith Haut Lafitte has a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis that jump from the glass of this inky, very dense, yet strikingly pure wine. Light on its feet despite its stunning concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel, this wine has fabulous intensity, richness and length. Quite impressive, and still incredibly youthful, this is a superstar of the vintage, and capable of lasting another 25-30 years.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,589.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,143.00
2009

Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

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!
Delivery to Storage from 14 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,143.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,381.00
2010

Smith Haut Lafitte 2010 (12x75cl)

Decanter (98)

An incredible wine; this just tingles through the palate from beginning to end. Rich body and a silky, polished texture. Clear pencil lead, black olive, cassis, rosemary. Firm tannic hold suggests there are decades ahead, with a fresh uplift to the finish. A classic example of how Pessac-Léognan can deliver perfect tightrope balance in its best wines. Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc with 1% Petit Verdot to complete the blend.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,381.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £770.00
2014

Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 (12x75cl)

Jeff Leve (93-94)

With a deep color and a spicy-fruit-cigar-box sensation, the black and red fruits really shine through. There is a plush character to the texture with newness and lift, a touch of oak and sweet, ripe, spicy berries in the finish. From a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.7% alcohol with a pH of 3.7. 93-94 Pts
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93-94 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: £770.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £569.00
2015

Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is a very polished and precise young wine with beautiful depth and intensity. Full and sexy. It shows blueberry and black currant character with walnut and chocolate undertones. The tannins have a lovely texture. Joy to taste.
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Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,020.00
2016

Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and matured in 60% new oak for 18 months, the 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte has a very deep garnet-purple color, opening with sensuous scents of warm black cherries, blackberry pie, star anise and fragrant lilacs with hints of chocolate box, cigar box and pencil lead plus wafts of truffles and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive, it completely fills the palate with perfumed black berry preserves and superbly plush tannins, finishing epically long and beautifully layered.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,020.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £577.00
2016

Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and matured in 60% new oak for 18 months, the 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte has a very deep garnet-purple color, opening with sensuous scents of warm black cherries, blackberry pie, star anise and fragrant lilacs with hints of chocolate box, cigar box and pencil lead plus wafts of truffles and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive, it completely fills the palate with perfumed black berry preserves and superbly plush tannins, finishing epically long and beautifully layered.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 9 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £577.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £809.00
2017

Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (12x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte is fantastic. Rich, sumptuous and opulent, the 2017 dazzles with total class. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, menthol, sage and lavender infuse the 2017 with striking layers of depth and complexity. A wine of tremendous character and balance, the 2017 is flat-out gorgeous and very clearly one of the wines of the year.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £809.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £410.00
2017

Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte is fantastic. Rich, sumptuous and opulent, the 2017 dazzles with total class. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, menthol, sage and lavender infuse the 2017 with striking layers of depth and complexity. A wine of tremendous character and balance, the 2017 is flat-out gorgeous and very clearly one of the wines of the year.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £410.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,005.00
2018

Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

Checking in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte reveals a saturated purple color as well as rock star notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, crushed rocks, and spice. Deep, profoundly concentrated, beautifully seamless and textured on the palate, it reminds me of the 2009 with its opulent, powerful style. It's a brilliant wine from this terrific estate and up with the top wines in the vintage. Hats off to director Fabien Teitgen who continues to make an elegant yet powerful, uncompromising style of wine.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 50 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,005.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £742.50
2018

Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

Checking in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte reveals a saturated purple color as well as rock star notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, crushed rocks, and spice. Deep, profoundly concentrated, beautifully seamless and textured on the palate, it reminds me of the 2009 with its opulent, powerful style. It's a brilliant wine from this terrific estate and up with the top wines in the vintage. Hats off to director Fabien Teitgen who continues to make an elegant yet powerful, uncompromising style of wine.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £742.50
Smith Haut Lafitte 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £450.00
2019

Smith Haut Lafitte 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

The aromatics are highly seductive, the texture silky and round, tannins relatively soft as they were in 2018, but lots of them, layering up one on top of the next. Violet rim around the edge, all the signs of an excellent quality En Primeur sample are here. Not quite as lush as the 2018, a little more like the 2016 in structure at this stage, boding well for the future. Refined in style with cassis and blueberry - good focus and concentration. Tasted twice, three weeks apart, and both times seriously impressive. 60% new oak, 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 18 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £450.00
Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £660.00
2020

Smith Haut Lafitte 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So much blackcurrant, graphite and iodine character. Full-bodied. Incredible quality to the tannins. They are polished yet powerful. It’s so long and complete with such depth and toned muscles. Vertical. Very fresh and energetic. Will it be better than the famous 2015? Maybe the best ever. From organically grown grapes. 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £660.00
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Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £811.50
2010

Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (97)

Intense, attention seeking notes of lemon, lime, flowers and stone open to a wine with depth, richness and concentration. The wine is long, fresh, plush and polished with plush textures and a mélange of citrus and mineral sensations. There is a purity to the sweet fruits that remain on your palate for close to 40 seconds.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £811.50

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