Red

2012 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 60

  • TheRhoneranger Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 14, 2020 - After about a 90 minute decant it paired great with rack of lamb and truffle mashed potatoes.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (3)
  • GlenviewGSW Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 23, 2019 - Aerated and decanted for 2 hours. Drinking really nicely with integrated tannins and a well rounded and balanced finish. Nice minerality on the nose with dark black fruit and loamy elements. Well done in what may be a sleeper vintage.

  • jeramirez wrote: 92 points

    October 27, 2019 - Pangea

  • bradleyrhill Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 1, 2019 - Initially very tight with iron and lead pencil, but after five hour decant opened to show nice balance of fruit, tannins, acidity and alcohol. Good bottle but needs more time.

  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 2, 2019 - First try of a bottle from a case. Quite dark mulberry fading to red plum at the rim. Initially a quite subdued nose. With time come pure yet dark scents of mulberry, black currant, camphor and graphite. The taste is clean, dark berried and juicy. Excellent balance overall between the fruit, acid and alcohol. Very smooth finish that feels off dry. Tannins are well integrated and leave just a hint of black tea astringency behind. Nice mix of dark crisp fruit and acid on the finish. Not over the top, not at all flashy or flousy. Just a high class drop to complement a fine meal. Still has at least 10 years ahead of it.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson
    5/2/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2012 Bordeaux: Messages in a Bottle (Jan 2016), 1/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/29/2015 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Steven Spurrier
    Bordeaux 2012 results: Graves & Pessac-Léognan (reds), 4/19/2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/10/2013 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2013, Issue #44, The 2012 Bordeaux Vintage: A Very Inconsistent, But Classically-Proportioned Year

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The World of Fine Wine

  • Issue #54 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/30/2015 (link) 92 points

    (Château Smith Haut Lafitte) Dark red violet color; ripe red currant, raspberry nose; tasty, ripe red currant, raspberry palate; needs 4 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Smith Haut Lafitte
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 000002696263, 031259043623, 087000336742, 087000346321, 3438081112010, 3453521217087, 3453523411056, 3511061244373, 3700188031229, 400003510726, 400004106133, 639737587012, 639737622164, 7114673867877

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 116 (4%)
  • In Cellars 2,285 (83%)
  • Consumed 358 (13%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

feathered game, pan-fried mushrooms, red meats, veal chop with morels

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