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Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte is a classified Grand Cru of the Pessac-Leognan appellation. Though it dates to the 14th century, it was an 18th-century owner from Scotland who gave the château its name, Smith. In 1990 the estate was purchased by Daniel Cathiard, a former French Olympic skier and heir to a French supermarket chain. With his wife Florence, a former international advertising executive, he runs the 170-acre estate. About 10,000 cases of red wine are produced each year, and 3,000 cases of white. The two second labels are Le Petit Haut-Lafitte and Les Hauts de Smith, both made with estate fruit. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “since its acquisition by the Cathiards, this property has become one of Bordeaux’s success stories, producing elegant, flavorful, complex, very complete wines.”

1998 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

WS  94   
RP  90   
ST  90   

1998 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

Light label condition issue

WS  94   
RP  90   
ST  90   

2009 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

RP  100   
WS  96   
JS  96   
VN  94+    
JR  18   
14 available
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2009 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  96   
JS  96   
VN  94+    
JR  18   
11 available
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2016 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

WA  98   
VN  98   
WS  97   
JS  97   
WE  97   
JD  97   
JR  17   
5 available
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2016 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

WA  98   
VN  98   
WS  97   
JS  97   
WE  97   
JD  97   
JR  17   
2 available
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2018 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

JD  99   
JS  98   
WA  97+    
WS  97   
WE  97   
VN  95   
JR  16.5   
6 available
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2020 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte

JD  100   
JS  99   
VN  97   
WA  95+    
WS  95   
JR  18   
3 available
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2019 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte

VN  94   
JS  94   
JD  93   
WS  91   
WA  90+    
JR  16+