Vines were first planted on the area of gravel soils named Lafitte in the Graves region to the south of Bordeaux in the 14th century. In the 18th century the property was bought by a George Smith, who added his surname to the name of the estate. The Cathiards bought the property in 1990 and have undertaken substantial renovation. Serious investment has pushed Smith Haut Lafitte to the top of the Pessac-Léognan hierarchy.
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duty paid price: £99.88
Very pungent nose of gunflint and crisp chicken skin. Crunchy, leafy fruit A rich, fresh and backward wine. Mineral and leafy, with ripe peary fruit. This is really long and intense. Really powerful at the finish, which has a touch of pepper about it. Busy wine and a very good one.
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