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Domain: Château Smith Haut Lafitte

This is one of the Pessac-Léognan appellation's most emblematic domains. Daniel and Florence Cathiard have even managed to further improve its excellent reputation!

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.

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte
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Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Haut Lafitte - Pessac-Léognan (Red)

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10% Cabernet franc, 1% Petit verdot

A Pessac-Léognan now at the top of the pile for its appellation; a perfect balance between maturity and freshness, with sumptuous substance and silky tannins.

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Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Haut Lafitte - Pessac-Léognan (White)

100% sauvignon

A great white wine from Pessac-Léognan, which is marked by a magnificent aromatic expression and a creamy, rich texture.

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Les Hauts de Smith

Les Hauts de Smith - Pessac-Léognan (Red)

55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

Second vin de ce grand cru classé de Pessac-Léognan, Les Hauts de Smith s'apprécie plus jeune que le grand vin mais témoigne d'une finesse et d'une élégance marquantes.

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Les Hauts de Smith

Les Hauts de Smith - Pessac-Léognan (White)

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Un cru frais, minéral, équilibré, constituant le mariage parfait avec vos produits de la mer et vos volailles, à table ou à l’apéritif.

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Le Petit Haut Lafitte - Pessac-Léognan (White)

80%Sauvignon Blanc; 20% Sémillon

Deliberately modern and charming, this white Petit Haut Lafitte exudes the rich aromatic palette of Pessac.

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Le Petit Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte - Pessac-Léognan (Red)

55 % Cabernet Sauvignon ,45% Merlot

The Petit Haut Lafitte might not be the domain’s first wine, but it is nevertheless an excellent wine.

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