Les Hauts de Smith Second vin (no reserve) 1986 - Lot of 6 Bottles

Les Hauts de Smith Second vin (no reserve) 1986

  • Black fruit
  • Aperitif wine
  • Enjoy with friends
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • 4.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic
  • Quantity: 6 Bottles
  • Level: 4 base of neck, 2 into-neck
  • Label: 6 marked label, 6 soiled label, 6 slightly worn label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Remark: Trading capsule
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Second vin
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Cathiard
  • More information....

Les Hauts de Smith Second vin serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Baron d agneau aux herbes, Perdreau truffé, Entrecôte à la bordelaise.

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • Lot presentation
    Les Hauts de Smith Second vin

    Cuvée presentation

    The red Hauts de Smith is the Château's second wine, offering a reasonably-priced introduction to this domaine. Vinified and matured (barrel maturation for 14 months) with as much care as the grand vin itself, this wine is produced from fairly young vines. Well-balanced and elegant, it can be enjoyed in its youth or left to age for a few years. It goes extremely well with lamb, game birds and cuts of beef. Its bouquet offers intense aromas of red berries (strawberry, cherry), spicy notes (cinnamon, star anise) and the occasional flinty note. On the palate, the wine is distinctively suave and well rounded, with great tannic structure and a fresh, highly aromatic finish.

    Information about domain Château Smith Haut Lafitte

    Although wine has been produced here since the mid-14th century, the story of Château Smith Haut Lafitte began in earnest in the 18th century with Georges Smith, its founder. As for the Lafitte part of the name, it comes from the Latin ficta (stone), which became fitte in the Gascon dialect, referring to a gravel hilltop of the type the vines are planted on. Given the superb quality of the production, Georges Smith decided to export it to Britain to satisfy the growing demand for the New French Claret. After a number of changes of ownership over the following two centuries, accompanied by a certain decline in quality, new life was breathed into the wine when the Cathiard family took over the domaine in 1990. And a mere year later, connoisseurs were reporting that Smith Haut Lafitte had rediscovered its former splendour; most of whom were foreign buyers, given that the owners continue to favour the export channel so dear to the estate's founder. The domaine's vineyards cover 56 hectares, 45 of which are devoted to the production of red wine. In its quest for excellence, the château now has its own cooperage, giving it control over the barrel manufacturing process. With the same aim in mind, the estate's on-site weather station enables it to predict the effects of bad weather on the vines. The château has become a pioneer in Bordeaux luxury wine tourism. The Cathiard family is also responsible for creating the Caudalie brand.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 6 Bottles
    • Level: 4 base of neck, 2 into-neck
    • Label: 6 marked label, 6 soiled label, 6 slightly worn label
    • Remark: Trading capsule
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
    • Classification: Second vin
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Cathiard
    • Vintage: 1986
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly
    • Size (in ha): 78
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Aperitif wine
    • Grape variety: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

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    Les Hauts de Smith Second vin (no reserve) 1986

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