Rouge & Blanc
Scottish wine merchant, George Smith acquired this Graves property in the 18th century. Beginning in 1990 Daniel and Florence Cathiard have owned and managed this estate, modernizing all aspects. They have employed innovative winemaking techniques with organic farming methods.
Smith Haut-Lafitte Rouge:
Ebony black in color with aromas of purple violets and lavender. This saturated wine offers savory fruits of boysenberry, blackberry and loganberry. The fruit is focused and opulent, expressing the true terroir of Pessac-Leognan. There are notes of graphite and pencil lead intertwined into the ripe, supple tannins. The long mid-palate is evidence that this is a very age-worthy wine.
Smith Haut-Lafitte Blanc:
This is another stylish and well-executed white from Smith Haut-Lafitte. The aromas speak to you in different languages. Orange zest, melon, white peach and fruitcake spices are harmoniously wound together. The textured core of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Semillion is expansive and concentrated, keeping your attention throughout the night.