The history of this property dates back to the time of the crusades (hence the lilies that adorn its logo). In the eighteenth century, the Scottish navigator George Smith set up residence there. Following in his footsteps were Mr. Dubergier-Duffour, mayor of Bordeaux; Louis Eschenauer, a leading figure of trading in Bordeaux, leaving Daniel and Florence Cathiard as the current owners. They restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century chartreuse, refurbished the 2 underground cellars, resumed traditional soil-work, abolished herbicides and incorporated their own cooperage. The exemplary elegance and balanced structure of the white and red Smith Haut Lafitte wines are now universally recognized and justifies this passion for irreproachable quality.