Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Classification Graves Grand Cru Classe
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Owned By Daniel and Florence Cathiard
Operated By Fabien Teitgen (Technical Director)
Annual production Red: 10,000 cases
White: 2,500 cases
Typical blend Red: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10%Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot
White: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris
Status Investment grade
Second Wine Les Hauts de Smith
About From zero to hero, not even in a generation, just since the ownership of the Cathiards who have dragged this château up from the cellar and turned it in to a veritable superstar. Despite its long history it has never been regarded as illustrious until now but with its improving wine, spa retreat and 18 sculptures in the vineyard it is certainly making a name for itself. It’s only other claim to fame is that a former owner was asked to create a map for the 1855 classification from which he personally was unable to benefit!
Vintage Critic Score First Liv-ex Price Listed (£) Highest Price Listed (£) Lowest Price Listed (£) Drinking window
2014 J Suckling 95 – 96 393 611 390
2013 R Parker 86 – 88 383 476 326 2014 – 2024
2012 R Parker 95 423 572 386 2015 – 2040
2011 R Parker 94+ 436 580 377
2010 R Parker 98+ 796 1,170 690 2018 – 2058
2009 R Parker 100 695 2,150 559 2012 – 2052
2008 R Parker 92 340 750 278 2011 – 2026
2007 R Parker 91 314 799 270
2006 R Parker 93- 279 778 279 2009 – 2029
2005 R Parker 98 365 1,120 354 2015 – 2045

Source: Liv-ex – Market price at 13.10.17

   Denotes wines inside drinking window.

The Liv-ex Market Price: The prices quoted above are the Liv-ex published Market Price at the date noted. This is based on the cheapest 6 and 12-pack prices advertised by leading merchants in the EU.