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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2018

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2018

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
WHITE WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
96/100

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

750ML

£97.77£120.00

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

France

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION:

Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2021 - 2030

VINTAGE:

2018

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100167 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

Smith Haut Lafitte offers scintillating quality and still relative value-for-money given its quality from a left bank château, and its wines are some of the most charming in all Bordeaux.

Smith Haut Lafitte is owned by the amiable ex-Olympic skier Daniel Cathiard and his wife Florence, who have transformed the property and the quality of the wines beyond recognition since 1990. Smith-Haut-Lafitte is not classified as organic, but its practices are very much in the natural vein. They make their own organic compost and oak barrels.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC SCORE:
96/100

The Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 Blanc is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris, aged in 50% new oak barriques. The nose hits the ground running with vibrant notions of fresh grapefruit, yuzu zest and lemon tart, plus touches of lime leaves, sea spray, green mango and wet pebbles. The medium to full-bodied palate quivers with energetic citrus and mineral-inspired flavors, charged with fantastic tension and delivering a gorgeous silkiness to the texture, finishing long and steely. A bedazzling Pessac-Leognan that cannot fail to impress, it should show best after a couple of years of cellaring and then drink for a good 15+ years.
96/100 - Lisa Perrotti Brown, The Wine Advocate