Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan
2 in stock
Region: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan is extremely fine with silky tannins and beautiful aromas and flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon.
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About Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan
Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan is extremely fine with silky tannins and beautiful aromas and flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium-bodied, with notes of blackcurrant, licorice, and dark chocolate. Great finesse and a good structure with a lot of aging potential.
About Chateau Smith Haut Lafite
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte has a long history in Bordeaux dating back over 800 years. The estate started out life as part of the Du Boscq holdings in the Graves region. It was Du Boscq who first planted vines in 1365 on a gravelly plateau called Lafitte. This is of course where part of the famous chateau took its name from.
Jumping ahead a few hundred years, George Smith bought the Graves estate in 1720. Smith added his name to the property, and now you know where the name Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte came from.
Today, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is owned and managed by Daniel Cathiard and Florence Cathiard. The Cathiards purchased the estate in 1990. They bought the property from the well-known Bordeaux negociant and importer to America, Louis Eschenauer.
According to Daniel Cathiard, there were numerous estates in Bordeaux for sale at the time. But a big part of the reason they purchased Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte had to do with the fact that Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the few Bordeaux vineyards producing both red and white wines.
Prior to the arrival of the Cathiard family, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte was not known for producing high-quality wine. It took a decade of hard work and serious investments before things began turning around here.