In the summer of 2012, the Château Smith Haut-Lafitte bought its neighbor, the castle Le Thil Comte Clary, thus giving birth to a great historic vineyard. Indeed, almost two centuries ago the two domains were connected, one being the property of Lodi Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux and President of the Chamber of Commerce and the other being in the hands of his nephew, Georges Duffour of Raymond. The link is even inscribed in the architecture because the gardens and parks Thil, con? Cated by the landscape architect Louis-Ferdinand Fischer, author of the Public Garden of Bordeaux, are connected by a Royal Alley o & rd; You can hear music at the time.Today, the vineyards cover 11.6 hectares - 7 merlot, 1.6 cabernet sauvignon and the rest split between sauvignon and sémillon, for white wine - and produce Pessac-L & eactoognan that do honor to their name. We must now look to the future: will the change of ownership affect the wines? The answer is already partly in the 2012 vintage.