La Petit Haut Lafite 2009

  • RP: 98

    Robert Parker Score

    98

    Close
  • WS: 96

    Wine Spectator Score

    96

    Close
  • WE: 95

    Wine Enthusiast Score

    95

    Close
  • JS: 93

    James Suckling Score

    93

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Olympia, WA (2,400 mi)
USD 31.99
750ml
Buy Now
Wine.com (CA)
San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 40.00
750ml
Buy Now
See 57 more prices »

This deep, dark wonderful expression of northern Graves has a deep red colour (almost black) with a nose of evenly crushed blackberry... very elega... Read more

Nicely approachable now and built to last well. 91 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12 Read more

look = 7/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 11/20; total = 32/50 Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for La Petit Haut Lafite

Add your review
Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,794
4.00 5
10/17/2014

This deep, dark wonderful expression of northern Graves has a deep red colour (almost black) with a nose of evenly crushed blackberry... very elegant. On the palate, there is more Sauvignon heritage with warm, sweet cigar and Kirsch. As a second wine, unbelievable. 91 points.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.50 5
07/01/2012

Nicely approachable now and built to last well. 91 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: mistersplice
30149223
3.50 5
05/20/2012

look = 7/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 11/20; total = 32/50

User Tags:

WSGT12

Snooth User: Brian Hammond
799549198
3.50 5
07/26/2012

Good dry Grave white vine


Snooth User: WineBlueBook
105948625
0.00 5
03/22/2012

Average "Professional Critic" Score is 97 points. At $235, it is 19% of the average price for a similar scoring Bordeaux wine.


External Reviews for La Petit Haut Lafite

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/23/2010

Thanks to its 67 hectares of superb gravelly vineyards, Smith Haut Lafitte is often referred to as the "archetypal Graves". The estate's history goes back to the Crusades, and a Scottish navigator, George Smith, became owner of the estate in the 18th century. He was followed by M. Duffour- Dubergier,Mayor of Bordeaux, and then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990 Daniel and Florence Cathiard also fell under the spell of this beautiful estate. Since then, they restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century manor house, built two underground cellars, went back to traditional vine growing methods without chemical herbicides and set up their own cooperage.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30andndash;40+ years. Bravo!


External Review
03/22/2012

\ Rich yet balanced with pineapple, sliced green apple and hints of citrus fruit with delicate cream undertones. Full, balanced and beautiful. Aniseed character as well, and fresh.\


External Review
12/15/2011

sliced green apple and hints of citrus fruit with delicate cream undertones. Full


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

One can't say enough about what proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard have accomplished at this estate since 1990. Regrettably, I am old enough to remember how horrible the wines were before the Cathiards purchased the property. They have fashione... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1500ml


External Review
12/15/2011

and fresh.\ "\


External Review
12/15/2011

balanced and beautiful. Aniseed character as well


1 2 3 4

Ratings & Tags for La Petit Haut Lafite

rated this wine
4.00 5
10/17/2014

Winemaker's Notes:

2009 vintage white Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend Wine by Smith from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

2009 vintage white Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend Wine by Smith from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Photos

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4 5  ...  10

Dietary Information: Kosher


Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

  • $22.99
    28%off
    Jackson Family Estates Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Case of 6 Bottles
    Jackson Family Estates Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Case of 6 Bottles 2008
  • $30.19
    27%off
    Cantina Tramin Nussbaumer Gewurztraminer
    Cantina Tramin Nussbaumer Gewurztraminer 2011
See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network