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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

33650 Martillac, France
+33 5 57 83 11 22
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Disappointment

We have bought a package offer for 45 euros per person "Tasting initiation". As stated on the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
151helen
,
Russia
Beautifull chateau and great wines

We had lunch in the chateaus restaurant and had some of the great wines. Ghe chateau is grand and... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
Michiel C
,
Rosmalen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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33650 Martillac, France
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+33 5 57 83 11 22
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

We have bought a package offer for 45 euros per person "Tasting initiation". As stated on the official website of the company package includes a guided tour, wine tasting with sweets and dry fruits. In fact, we have got 4 glasses of wine in front...More

Thank 151helen
ChateauSHL, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Dear Madam, We truly appologize for the disappointing experience you had. The "comptoir de dégustation" which was served to you is completely different from the tour "Introduction to Wine tasting" which is an 1h30 activity. We just don't understand how the tasting initiation was sold...More

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in the chateaus restaurant and had some of the great wines. Ghe chateau is grand and the spa and restaurants great. Fantastic place to go especially if you can spend the money in the Spa.

Thank Michiel C
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Smith Haut Lafitte is the most beautiful wine château we visited in Bordeaux. The Chateau has 3 restaurants to choose from, a 5 star hotel and the memorable Caudalie vinotherapie spa. The wine itself is premier grand cru classe, and is well worth tasting and...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We took the paradise tour as a group of 8 and had an excellent time. The hour+ long tour was conducted by the charming Alix Ounis.

Thank Green-David-Green
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Well worth an hour of your holiday if you are staying at Caudalie. The tour is very informative and the wine tasting excellent. We were fortunate enough to be the only people attending the English speaking tour and got exceptional service from our guide. That...More

1  Thank Raknowles
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We stopped by the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte winery to take the tour, though we have traveled through more than 100 wineries in the past 10 years. We only thought we would see nothing new, but our guide showed us the excellent barrel maker, new...More

1  Thank janie23903
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Went here for a wine tour, tasting and dinner. The tour was interesting, the wine was great and the meal was good, but we had much better at other wineries.

Thank Joe77062
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We did a great tour and tasting here and had a wonderful host. I would recommend doing this but not staying at the hotel or eating at the restaurant.

Thank kevincanada
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Intriguing to see the inner workings of a major vineyard, with nearly 225 acres of vines. An immaculately maintained facility with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment - what a fabulous introduction to the art.

Thank ArtHistoryLover
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Excellent tour and immaculate facilities. The guide explained the history of the chateau as well as details about the wine making process that were unique. The only disappointment is that they do not ship wine, so I was unable to purchase any directly from them.

Thank Alison M
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