Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2015

Cult Wines Price: £860.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £450.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Smith-Haut-Lafitte, 2015

Tasting Notes Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2015

97-98

This is a very polished and precise young wine with beautiful depth and intensity. Full and sexy. It shows blueberry and black currant character with walnut and chocolate undertones. The tannins have a lovely texture. Joy to taste.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
96

Right up there with the best Left Bank reds in 2015, this is the latest in a line of impressive releases from Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Grassy, aromatic and herbal, with blueberry and blackcurrant sweetness, tangy acidity and a core of serious, well integrated tannin embellished by stylish, perfumed oak. Drink: 2025-35

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
95-97

The 2015 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is adorned with a special label to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the château and the 25th vintage made under the ownership of Daniel and Florence Cathiard. It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, picked between 23 September until 12 October with the Cabernet Franc. Matured in 65% new oak (although technical director Fabien Teitgen mentioned that he could have added more if he felt it would benefit), it has a very intense, blueberry and crème de cassis scented bouquet, a touch more opulent than its peers with hints of freshly shucked oyster shell developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin couched in gorgeous, satin-textured black cherry and cassis fruit, tinged with cedar and pencil shavings. It lingers very long and sensually in the mouth, completing a sophisticated and powerful Smith Haut-Lafitte that should age in splendid fashion.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
94-97

Ripe and succulent in feel, with warm plum and blackberry confiture notes leading the way. Picks up singed alder and tar details through the finish, gaining extra depth. Very pure, but with ample grip in reserve. A serious wine.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
18

New black label to celebrate the Cathiards' anniversary and that of the property. Very dark. Comfortable base and lots of perfume. Round and sweet. Tense and tight. An excitingly taut package that promises well.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2018 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £900.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2017 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £736.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2015 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £860.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2015 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £450.00 6x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2014 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £635.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2014 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £350.00 6x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2013 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £571.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2013 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £385.00 6x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2012 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £780.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2011 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £679.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2010 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £1,105.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2009 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £1,850.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2008 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £956.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2007 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £720.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2006 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £700.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2005 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £1,150.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2004 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £775.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2003 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £750.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2002 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £720.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2001 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £1,032.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2000 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £1,280.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1999 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £815.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1998 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £895.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1997 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £912.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1996 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £880.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1995 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £967.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1990 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £986.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1989 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £1,044.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1986 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £888.00 12x75cl
Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1982 Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte £1,212.00 12x75cl