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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

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Address: 33650 Martillac, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 57 83 11 22
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, is both one of...

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, is both one of the oldest Bordeaux wine properties and one the most pioneering in its approach to the terroir, the quality of its wines and in its insatiable efforts to meet the connoisseurs' satisfaction. For 25 years now, Florence and Daniel Cathiard have inspired SHL a momentum toward nature called "Bio Precision". The quality of the red and white first and second wines grows constantly in the eyes of the national and international critics and the grand vin enthusiast witness it every day as the doors of the underground cellar, the new 100 % gravity operated vat room, the renovated cooperage and the positive energy Stealth Cellar are open all year long, upon appointment.

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The Château Smith Haut Lafitte is a stunning place to visit

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte is a stunning place to visit whilst in the Bordeaux region of France. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the vineyard after spending a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte is a stunning place to visit whilst in the Bordeaux region of France. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the vineyard after spending a wonderful evening right next door at Les Sources de Caudalie. Not only that but we also got the chance to taste the delicious wines on offer. We... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a private tour of this winery with a long history. Investments have been made to the grounds and vineyards to modernize the facilities but the original charm and beauty have not been compromised. Look for the original art work all around, some sculptures placed right among the vines. Owners are environment sensitive. The harvest is done with great care.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very informative tour about their method of wine production followed by great wine tasting. Would return in a heat beat :D

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautiful wine, food and location. This is a wonderful place to stay or simply have a meal. The food is typical of the region and excellent. The staff are very professional.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Having eaten at Rouge at the Les Sources de Caudalie a few days earlier we already knew some of the wines, but when a host at another winery recommended another of their wines to us, we wanted to return to buy some! Although we hadn't booked a tour, we were able to taste the wine we wanted, and the hostess... More 

Thank Joanne H
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful chateau. Lot of good spots for pictures, landscape is awesome and they have a lot of sculptures. Their wine is great, both reds and whites, both Gran Vin and Second Wines. Tour was very pleasant! One curiosity, they are one of the few wineries that produce that they own barrels, in the tour they present the process! Really... More 

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Olivet, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I did not put 5 stars because I did not do the full tour. Only got to walk around the vineyard and the vines. The personnel at the shop was really nice and full of good advice regarding the wines. They did not try to sell the most expensive wine! Their wine is very good to my taste. And the... More 

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Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This Chateau is really exceptional in almost every possible way! It has fabulous wine both red and white a superb celler with a number of unique items to see in it and some fabulous sculpture including an enormous Barry Flanigan Hare close to the Hotel which they own as well. A must visit for those wishing to see beautiful Chateau... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This chateau is a show-piece. Like Disney does wine (but in a good way). I have been to many wineries and find this one to be especially well suited for touring and tasking. Buy some bottles to take home!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Well worth it. Very informative and as it is part of the hotel Les sources de cordalie you can get a complimentary entrance.

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