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Les Hauts de Smith Rosé 2007

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Intensive rosa Farbe. Vinöses Bouquet. Fruchtiges Himbeer- und Holunderaroma. Fliessend-weicher Auftakt. Ausgewogen im Gaumen, milde Säure, beeriger Abgang.

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Château Smith Haut-lafitte:
HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are planted with vines. The soil, consisting of gravel dating from the Gunz (or Nebraskan glacial) period, has two unique features. The first is superb natural drainage which forces the vine roots to sink more than six metres into the soil to seek nourishment in the form of water and mineral salts. The se... Read more
HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are planted with vines. The soil, consisting of gravel dating from the Gunz (or Nebraskan glacial) period, has two unique features. The first is superb natural drainage which forces the vine roots to sink more than six metres into the soil to seek nourishment in the form of water and mineral salts. The second is the "mirror effect", of the topsoil, whose pebbles reflect the sun's rays, helping the grapes to ripen beautifully. The noble Bosq family started growing grapes here as early as 1365. The property was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith, who gave the estate its present name. He also built the manor house and exported his – by now famous – wine to England on his own ships. Monsieur Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux and an enthusiastic winegrower, inherited Château Smith Haut Lafitte from his mother in 1842 and brought the wine up to great growth status. Impressed by Smith Haut Lafitte's excellent quality, the Louis Eschenauer company distributed the wine all over the world as of the early 20th century, deciding to buy the estate in 1958. Since the Eschenaueur period came to an end, a great deal of money has been invested in the estate, notably in the construction of a superb underground cellar holding over 2,000 barrels. In 1990, Daniel Cathiard fell in love with the property and joined the list of prestigious owners, firmly intending to further enhance Smith Haut Lafitte's tradition of excellence. He combined the most modern winemaking techniques and age-old traditional methods: organic compost, return to small wooden vats, ageing on the lees in barrel, etc. Famous around the world for its wonderfully elegant red wine and the sophisticated bouquet of its white, Smith Haut Lafitte undoubtedly deserves the special care that is lavished on it. OWNERS: Daniel Cathiard is perhaps best known as a former ski champion – he was a member of the French Olympic team with Jean-Claude Killy from 1965 to 1968. After his father's death in 1970, Daniel found himself running the family's small supermarket chain. Within 20 years, he had transformed it into the tenth largest mass distribution company in France. At the same time, he launched and developed a chain of sporting goods shops - Go Sport - in France, Belgium, Spain, and California. His met his wife Florence while on the ski team in 1965. She worked with him managing Genty and Go Sport for ten years before launching her own advertising firm, later becoming Vice President of McCann Europe in 1985. In 1990, Daniel and Florence sold all their business interests to buy Château Smith Haut Lafitte. After two years of massive renovations of both the winery buildings and the 18th century manor house, they moved into the château. They live there all year round in order to devote themselves to their life's work – making great red and white wines at Smith Haut Lafitte. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Les Hauts de Smith Rosé

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,741
3.00 5
07/05/2010

At the Chateau Very Cabernet driven on the nose with dried green chilies, smoke, cedar wood notes, a touch of juniper all over astringent red fruits. Spicy on entry with red fruits, vegetal tones and a touch of brambly, juniper like spice. Medium bodied and a bit soft on the mid-palate with nice ripe tannins and small red fruits accented by a bit of pipe tobacco on the moderate finish that shows some persistently sweet wood tones. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,741
2.00 5
06/20/2010

Cedary, oaky and toasty on the nose slick in the mouth, almost silky, tight and shallow, closed with no mid-palate or finish. (81-82)


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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,866
4.00 5
06/02/2014

This revered Pessac Cru Classé of the (mostly) maligned 2007 vintage emits smoke, French Roast Coffee, cedar, tobacco and cassis on the nose - quite inviting, actually; and the entry has a smooth maturity with light tannins and coffee-blackberry flavours dominating the palate and finish. Good finesse and elegance. Drink now for best results. 90 points.


External Reviews for Les Hauts de Smith Rosé

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/12/2011

Der Wein ist feinduftig, mit einem wunderschönem Cabernet-Parfüm.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

medium to full-bodied


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

licorice


External Review
09/22/2010

Rated - No tasting note given. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/16/2009

Intensive rosa Farbe. Vinöses Bouquet. Fruchtiges Himbeer- und Holunderaroma. Fliessend-weicher Auftakt. Ausgewogen im Gaumen, milde Säure, beeriger Abgang.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

In der Nase überzeugt dieser Wein mit delikaten Aromen nach Cassis, erdigen Noten, süßlichen Eichenholz- und Tabaknoten. Die vielschichtige, elegante Textur und die feinkörnige Tanninstruktur in geschmeidiger Fülle lassen ihn perfekt ausgewogen erscheinen.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

The outstanding 2007 Smith Haut Lafitte offers up notes of charcoal, sweet black currants, licorice, and spice box. This delicious, medium to full-bodied, pure, deep, rich effort with silky tannins builds incrementally across the palate. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. Bravo!


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