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Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Pessac-Léognan - Les Hauts de Smith - Rouge - 2017


Country / Region: Bordeaux

Vintage: 2017

Name: AOP Pessac-Léognan

Grape variety: 60% Merlot & 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 13 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


Estate rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
Estate rated 4 stars in the Guide de Bettane et Desseauve 2023
Robert Parker: 90/100


The 2017 Red Pessac-Léognan Les Hauts de Smith is a paragon of balance, driven by a majority Merlot (60%) supported by Cabernet Sauvignon. It's an expressive, gourmand wine, already very pleasant to drink, with notes of blackcurrant, cedar and spices. The supple, unctuous, well-proportioned structure remains perfectly fresh and expressive, forming a highly seductive whole with a spicy finish. Rated 90/100 by Parker.


Hand harvested. 100% destemming, no crushing. Fermentation with punching down and/or pumping over, followed by 4 to 6 weeks' maceration in stainless-steel vats temperature-controlled at 26-28°C. Aged 14 months in barrels (20% new) made in the château's integrated cooperage.

Biodynamic certification.


Intense, brilliant crimson red.


Fragrant bouquet of blackberry and blackcurrant, with a hint of chocolate and spice.


Full-bodied and voluptuous, the palate is medium-bodied, with fine, coated tannins and a supple finish with a hint of graphite.


Serve between 14 and 16°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Duck confit, rump steak heart, pork filet mignon with chanterelle mushrooms.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2027

A star of Pessac-Léognan, with 2 stars in the RVF Guide, the Château Smith Haut Lafitte impresses with its rigor and consistency. Everything is done to combine modernity and excellence: integrated cooperage, biodynamic viticulture, selections, and ultra-precise blends leave no stone unturned. Consistently highly rated by Parker, this cru has now achieved a very high rating. 

Made from the estate's young vines and certain lots of the grand vin, Les Hauts de Smith is a paragon of success that we are delighted to bring you with each new vintage.