2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte
  • JS 94
  • JA 94
  • VN 94
  • WE 94
  • JD 93
  • DC 92
  • WA 92
  • WS 91

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$78.94

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Reg: $84.94

$78.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 10 btls
ETA: Sep. 2022

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, June 2020
(93-94 points) Extremely polished with tannins that melt into the wine, showing blackberry, black-olive and walnut undertones. It’s full-bodied, yet reserved and tight. Very fine for the second wine of Smith.
JA 94
janeanson.com, December 2021
Dense, creamy, a touch of smoked caramel on the finish, brilliant quality, with tobacco leaves, cigar box, turmeric, truffle, cassis and blueberry. This is one of my value wines of the vintage, really one to recommend and...   Dense, creamy, a touch of smoked caramel on the finish, brilliant quality, with tobacco leaves, cigar box, turmeric, truffle, cassis and blueberry. This is one of my value wines of the vintage, really one to recommend and to seek out - it feels concentrated and comfortable.  
VN 94
Vinous, June 2020
(92-94 points) The 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a potent, brooding wine. Gravel, crushed rocks, blackberry jam, lavender, menthol and licorice infuse the 2019 with tremendous character and nuance. Cabernet Sauvignon...   (92-94 points) The 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a potent, brooding wine. Gravel, crushed rocks, blackberry jam, lavender, menthol and licorice infuse the 2019 with tremendous character and nuance. Cabernet Sauvignon takes the leading role, and that very much comes through in the wine's tannic profile and overall feel. This is a fabulous showing. Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a serious second wine that needs a bit of time in bottle to be at its very best. -- Antonio Galloni  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, June 2020
92–94. Barrel Sample. As one of the two second wines from this organic estate, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this wine. It has structured black currant fruits as well as a beautiful pure line of acidity. The structure...   92–94. Barrel Sample. As one of the two second wines from this organic estate, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this wine. It has structured black currant fruits as well as a beautiful pure line of acidity. The structure, while there, is open and integrated, meaning the wine will age well over the medium-term.  
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, June 2020
(91-93 points) The 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is always a more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated release, and it's a more slightly closed wine that will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. Plenty of cassis, cedary herbs...   (91-93 points) The 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is always a more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated release, and it's a more slightly closed wine that will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. Plenty of cassis, cedary herbs, tobacco, and a touch of gravelly minerality all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with good concentration and plenty of building tannins. It will still be drinking beautifully at age 15.  
DC 92
Decanter, May 2020
Closed up on the opening bars, a little more austere than the 2018 with tight tannins but opens up to show elegance and balance, and the juicy salinity on the finish that has become so characteristic of Smith Haut Lafitte...   Closed up on the opening bars, a little more austere than the 2018 with tight tannins but opens up to show elegance and balance, and the juicy salinity on the finish that has become so characteristic of Smith Haut Lafitte across its range of wines. (Drink between 2023-2036)  
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2020
(90-92 points) Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose of the 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte needs a little coaxing to reveal notes of freshly crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and blackcurrant pastilles plus wafts of...   (90-92 points) Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose of the 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte needs a little coaxing to reveal notes of freshly crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and blackcurrant pastilles plus wafts of garrigue, pencil lead and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has classic black fruit, cedar and mineral-tinged layers with a sturdy frame of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2021
Ripe and silky, with alluring warmed cassis and mulled plum flavors and a red licorice accent. The finish, which is carried by lightly singed cedar and grilled savory notes, lets the fruit have the upper hand. Cabernet...   Ripe and silky, with alluring warmed cassis and mulled plum flavors and a red licorice accent. The finish, which is carried by lightly singed cedar and grilled savory notes, lets the fruit have the upper hand. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2031. 6,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. — JM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2019
Size 1.5L

Winery

Smith-Haut-Lafitte

As early as 1365, grapes have been grown on the property now known as Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Originally owned by the noble Bosq family, the estate was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith. Its present name was taken from Smith and the Pessac region’s gravel plateau known as Lafitte.

In 1842, Mr. Duffour-Dubergier, mayor of Bordeaux and an enthusiastic winegrower, inherited Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte from his mother and brought the wine up to great growth status. The property changed hands again in 1958 when it was purchased by the Louis Eschenauer Company. After the Eschenaueur period came to an end, a great deal of money has been invested in the estate, particularly on the construction of a superb underground cellar holding over 1,000 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 with age-old artisanal methods, including organic compost, small wooden vats, and lees-aging. Famous around the world for its wonderfully elegant red wine and the sophisticated bouquet of its white wine, Smith-Haut-Lafitte undoubtedly deserves the special care that is lavished on it.