Château Smith Haut Lafitte have released their superb organic 2022 vintage – perhaps the best ever produced by the Estate and one of the highest scoring wines of Pessac-Léognan. “Is this the best vintage of Smith Haut Lafitte ever produced? “98-100 points Jeff Leve
Daniel and Florence Cathiard along with Technical Director, Fabien Teitgen continue to raise the bar at this excellent Pessac estate producing a sublime Grand Vin in 2022 “regal, full-bodied … a great, great finish “Jeb Dunnuck. “The 2022 Smith Haut Lafitte is a regal, elegant wine. Succulent inky fruit, licorice, spice, lavender and mocha open in a gracious, sublime Grand Vin” Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The weather conditions in 2022 were perfectly suited to the Estates organic and biodynamic farming practices – practices which are helped with a little technological assistance! The grapes are monitored by satellite image to tell the team precisely when they should be hand-harvested. They are then picked in batches according to each plot’s progress, rather than one set date being imposed to harvest all. While being transported to the winery, they are covered in ergonomic hoods – designed by Daniel and inspired by Himalayan Sherpas – for protection against the elements.
We’re huge fans of their sumptuous, sleek style. “…what stands out is the width in your mouth as the wine caresses every part of your palate with its silky textures, and richness.” With volumes down by 15% and the rave reviews,“ This is going to grow to be a wonderful, delicious Smith Haut Lafitte” Neal Martin, this is a wine to grab while you can! I am delighted to offer …