Red

1975 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2002 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • kevin h wrote: 89 points

    November 30, 2018 - Pale and faded but nice red fruits nose and rosehips flavour. Old wine but still in condition. The 75s were at first rated very highly. Ten years in people were saying they were falling apart quickly. Both assessments were off the mark. Not as great as hoped but they have lasted like this.

  • kevin h wrote: 88 points

    December 27, 2017 - Pale reddy brown colour. Faint, faded nose of rosehips and redcurrant. No signs of oxidation. Taste at first was very thin and watery with some red fruit. Two hours in the decanter then ten minutes in the glass helped to flesh it out a bit. Took on a bit of weight, fruit became stronger and a bit gravelly and meaty. Still light but ok. Well past best though.

  • wp_drinkers Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 5, 2017 - In good condition. Nose is slightly muted after decanting but opened up after 30 minutes. Notes of leather, graphite, dried red berries. In the mouth there's still the remains of powdery tannins and medium acid. Sweet fruit and finishes long. On the decline. Drink up.

  • pavel_p Likes this wine: 88 points

    March 28, 2015 - Bottom neck fill. Soaked cork. Forest floor on the nose, on the palate still a bit of fruit and leather. Held up over the 90 min or so we drank the bottle. Just like the bottle 2 years ago, this is still drinking well. An excellent 1975 in its gentle decline.

  • quinihno wrote: 91 points

    December 26, 2014 - Soft, delicate and lovely. Very little fruit left and no tannins... But not yet gone totally. Lovely nose still and no mustiness that you sometimes get with antique wines. Must have been amazing in its prime

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1975
  • 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 31 (34%)
  • Consumed 61 (66%)

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