Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 上拉菲紅
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte was owned by the noble Bosq family who grew grapes there as early as 1365. The Chateau is south of the city of Bordeaux in the commune of Martillac on a gravelly plateau named Laffite. The Chateau was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith, who gave the estate its present name. He also built the manor house and exported his – by now famous – wine to England on his own ships. It was bought in 1990 by former Olympic skiing champion, Daniel Cathiard. He invested heavily in the Chateau and fully modernised the wine making facilities, restoring buildings and constructing a new 2000 barrel cellar. Cathiard has also established a luxury hotel, a Michelin star restaurant and a wine-therapy institute at the chateau. The whole domaine has enjoyed spectacular progress since Cathiard purchased it.