A Cru Classé of Graves produced in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Château Smith Haut Lafitte produces its red wine in a vineyard of 67 hectares. Aged 38 years, on average, the vines are planted on soils made up of Günzian gravel. Each batch is matured for 18 months in oak barrels (60% in new barrels) before blending. The Château Smith Haut Lafitte red 2016 blends 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
The Château Smith Haut Lafitte rouge 2016 displays a dark red colour, almost black. Soft and elegant, the nose open up to fragrances of black fruits (blackberries, black cherries) and red fruits (raspberries), along with subtle and complex floral, spicy, aniseed, toasted (smoke) and mineral notes (flint). This powerful and elegant wine reveals a formidable balance on the palate, showing itself to be dense, concentrated, soft, and unctuous and with a superb texture.