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2017 Smith-Haut-Lafitte - Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / GRAVES
  • 97 WA
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 59177-2017-750-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc with 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% SA?Acmillon, the Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 Blanc offers up gorgeous, super-intense scents of pink grapefruit, white peaches, kumquats and ginger with wafts of under-ripe pineapple, lime blossoms and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, it's very polished, sophisticated and wonderfully electric in the mouth, with sparks of citrus fruits, tropical notions and floral perfume exploding on the palate, finishing with epic persistence.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

    This shows serious density and beauty with fantastic complexity and dimension. Full-bodied yet so fresh and beautiful. Layered and tight at the same time. Exciting to follow this one.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte is located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation and is classified as a Graves Classified Growth. The chateau produces about 16,000 cases per year, which includes both their red and white versions and their second label, Les Hauts de Smith. The average 30-year-old vines represent red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc; and whites Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, and Semillon. The vineyards are situated on gravel, which gives its vines two great advantages: superb natural drainage, and pebbles that reflect the sun's rays, helping to ripen the fruit. The red wine is concentrated and powerful, with a bouquet of ripe red berry fruit. It may also have overtones of licorice, violet, and flint. The white wine is characterized by citrus, apple, peach and brioche with strong acidity. It is very long and clean on the palate.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2 bottles owned
    • 1 collectors