Enpeimeur.wine

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2023

Format : a case of 6 bottles (0.75 L)

€91.66 / bottle (0.75 L)

JS (99-100)

Assemblage 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 23%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Petit Verdot 1%

In-Stock En-Primeur (delivery in early 2026)

550,00 

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Subregion

Pessac-Leognan

Winery

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Vintage

2023

Color

Red

Bottle size

0.75 L

Format

a case of 6 Bottles (0.75 L)

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2023

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2023 – “The nose is remarkably expressive, showcasing a beautiful blend of red and black fruits such as morello cherry, blueberry, and blackcurrant. Upon swirling, spicy notes of clove, licorice, and eucalyptus become predominant, followed by deeper, smoky notes of graphite and pencil lead. This aromatic complexity is typical of the exceptional Graves terroir.

The attack on the palate is direct and impactful, revealing good density and a superb texture. The wine is full-bodied, dense, and well-balanced, with a refreshing quality. The tannic structure is present and ripe, offering a beautiful texture with a velvety touch. The flavors on the palate mirror those on the nose, featuring a complex mix of red and black fruits, spices, and hints of tobacco leaves and eucalyptus, along with the characteristic graphite notes of Smith Haut Lafitte. This is a very fine vintage that combines power and elegance with a refined tannic structure.”

  • Fabien Teitgen, Technical Director
  • Vinification: Whole berries in small wooden vats at 28°C, with extremely gentle hand-punching down.
  • Ageing: 18 months in barrels (60% new barrels made in our integrated cooperage), aged on lees, single racking, then ageing adjusted for each wine.
  • Average age of vines: 49 years.
Shopping Cart
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2023Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2023
550,00