Red

1970 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2008 - 2010 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • ATL wrote:

    June 2, 2018 - Pale color, turning towards brown, and a bit light by itself, but still wonderful with food. No great rush to drink, but certainly won't improve.

  • WineFrogg wrote: 86 points

    November 26, 2016 - Really getting late now for this one; robe faded as one might expect; no tannins left but good acidity: actually this tastes more like a 10-year old PN from Cotes de Nuits or Cotes de Beaune...crisp, clean finish...than a 46-year old claret....

  • depechemoroder Likes this wine: 89 points

    November 29, 2015 - Proper good old claret. Very dusty nose, but a very vegetal edge with tobacco and eucalyptus. Fruit is rather faded, but the blackcurrant is just about there. Lovely lean mouthfeel that has a mineral edge and just glides across the tongue with grace. Acidity is good, tannins are actually there! Quite a long finish as well. Did wonders with beef burgundy.

  • ATL Likes this wine:

    November 20, 2015 - Mature but not old - some barnyard and funk, but lovely as always.

  • ATL wrote:

    September 12, 2012 - One more example of how wonderful the 70s are drinking right now. Soft, subtle, complex and truly lovely. Textbook mature claret.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 32 (65%)
  • Consumed 17 (35%)

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