2021 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge

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Winemakers Note

In 1990, Daniel and Florence Cathiard fell in love with Château Smith Haut Lafitte, which they acquired with the firm intention of perpetuating its tradition of excellence. “Our philosophy can be summed up in one sentence: to do everything possible to make each vintage of red and white wine worthy of our magnificent terroir.” The 80-hectare vineyard, certified in organic agriculture, is conducted in biodynamics, in particular with the extensive use of phytotherapy thanks to their own garden of plants, a real pharmacy for their vines. Tasting notes A very open nose of fresh red fruits, raspberry, strawberry, and black fruits, blackberries, blackcurrant). Hints of sweet spices, liquorice, tobacco leaf. Complex and fresh. On the palate, it is well balanced with a good freshness and great deal of vivacity.Good concentration with a nice et soft texture, the wine offers a perfect harmony. Very lively, it is full of energy and delivers a great length. Nice complexity of flavors ranging from fresh fruits to spices, cigar box and hint of smoky minerality, faithful to the terroir of Graves. A great and complexe wine between harmony and smoothness. "The 2021 Smith Haut Lafitte is fabulous", Antonio Galloni, Vinous