Red

1979 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • NDLanoue Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 16, 2019 - 15JUN19 at Bacchus Wijnfestival: Medium+ garnet color with visible aging; dark strawberry and leather on nose; medium body, velvety texture, and balanced tannins; bright fruit and leather on palate, coupled with sour cherry, a bit of minerality, and faint spice; potentially just beyond prime drinking window, but a wonderful wine nonetheless

  • kenellen Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 7, 2015 - Wine had a tawny look, and a very fine sediment was visible. Taste was a revelation; I expected something thin and old. The nose lacked any flower or fruit. In tasting the palate showed no fruitiness, but was dominated by a persitent woodiness -- nothing like the vanilla of new oak but closer to cedar and cigar box. You knew you were tasting a mature wine but with a smile still on it. Really enjoyed it, a memorable experience compared to drinking a younger wine.

  • DSo wrote: 88 points

    January 31, 2011 - popped and poured. earthy smell, typical aging bordeaux claret, medium bodied as the tannins are almost gone,easy to drink but lack of complexity. Drink now.

  • devans wrote:

    July 17, 2005 - Bright tawny colour. A nose of blackcurrant leaves and nettles, with a palate of earthy fruit. A medium body and still a decent finish despite its age. Needs drinking soon.

  • Zweder wrote: 84 points

    June 11, 1988 - Light blood red with already a carmine edge. Caramel and butter in the bouquet, but not really exquisite. On the palate a lot of soft ripe berries and soft tannin. Medium bodied and friendly. Supple and pleasant wine. Nice now, but will be ok in 2 – 4 years from now. Not for keeping very long.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1979
  • 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 000002696263

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 30 (81%)
  • Consumed 7 (19%)

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