Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2017

Current Market Price: £680.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Smith-Haut-Lafitte, 2017

Tasting Notes Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2017

95-96

This is a solid Smith for the vintage with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Full to medium body, firm and silky tannins and a lingering finish. Excellent potential here.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
94-97

The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte is easily one of the highlights of the vintage. Dense, unctuous and impeccably balanced, the 2017 exudes depth from start to finish. Charcoal embers, graphite, menthol, licorice and sage add myriad shades of nuance to the plush, unctuous dark raspberry jam fruit. This is a super impressive showing from Smith Haut Lafitte. I tasted the 2017 two times. On both occasions, the wine showed tremendous aromatic and flavor depth.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
94-96

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte opens slowly to reveal complex notes of crushed black cherries, black currants and wild blueberries with touches of lavender, pencil lead, cast iron pan and a waft of aniseed. Medium-bodied and elegant with great freshness and quiet intensity, it has firm, grainy tannins and a sustained yet ethereal mid-palate, with a long, energetic, mineral-laced finish.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
93-95

The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte was not affected by frost and is therefore a classic blend matured in 60% new oak. The bouquet demands a little encouragement from the glass this year, eventually opening with floral scents, more iris than violet, flanked by blackberry and bilberry. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that comes across just a little chalky in style. This feels very cohesive and comes replete with a detailed and nuanced finish that might lack the flair and volume of the 2016, but it is certainly sustained and persistent. Give this four to five years in bottle and subject to optimal barrel maturation this may well land at the top of my banded score.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18
91-94

This has a good core of dark plum and blackberry fruit, with a twinge of licorice snap mixed in. A hint of bramble on the finish, with the vintage’s refined, fresh acidity as well.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
89-91

There was less than 15% of frost loss here. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Les Hauts de Smith is deep garnet-purple in color with expressive crème de cassis, plum preserves and blueberry pie scents plus touches of spice box, dusty earth and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied and giving up a lot of vibrant red and black fruits in the mouth, it has a soft, rounded-tannins backbone and refreshing lift to the finish.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.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 £680.00 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 £1,100.00 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 £988.00 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