Florence and Daniel Cathiard, owners of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, purchased Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary in late June. They had coveted the vineyard and have been trying to purchase the property for several years now. It’s not a surprise to many as Chateau Le Thil has been one of the best value-priced wines from Bordeaux! The vineyards for Chateau Le Thil are right next to the vineyards that produce the grand vin at Chateau Smith Lafitte. In 2009, Smith Haut Lafitte was rated 100 points by Robert Parker and currently sells for $200+. Our price for the 2009 Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary is just $23.95! The 2009 Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary is an explosive 2009 Bordeaux with loads of ripe black fruits, velvety texture, great length, and powerful structure. This is a lot of wine for its reasonable price tag. It’s no wonder the owners of Smith Haut Lafitte have been after this estate.