Red

1996 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 73

  • Geoff Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 1, 2020 - Perhaps starting to fade, fruit not as prominent, but wonderful notes of petrol, wood, sweet tannins and long finish. Enjoyed.

  • Bernt Olav wrote: 92 points

    December 31, 2018 - Perfekt flaske. Klassisk BDX med preg av kaffe, lær, blyant, mm. Medium + fylde, flott lengde.

  • bethel31 wrote: 90 points

    November 19, 2018 - Good nose and drinks better after decant for over one hour. A bit of oak and earthy notes. Drinking well.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 90 points

    October 5, 2018 - Medium-bodied, soft textured, cherry, plum and tobacco filled, smoky wine with just a touch of espresso and wet earth adding to the nose. This is fully ready for its prime-time showing. That being said, this is not a wine I would hold for further aging as I suspect the fruit will begin to fade from here.

  • Laurentcg Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 1, 2018 - Couleur brique avec une teinte brune
    Nez évolué, complexe sur le bois, la terre, le fruit rouge, le cassis.
    En bouche, c’est beau. Bien évolué, mais encore bien en vie et des beaux tannins. Besoin de le carafer au moins 45 min.
    Bois, fruits rouges, terre, un peu d’animal.
    Finale moyennement longue.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Dom Perignon, 12 Angry Men, Auction Lunch and a Holiday Party, 12/13/2004

    (Smith Haut Lafitte) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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 Code 087000336742

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 777 (61%)
  • Consumed 497 (39%)

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