2007 Smith-Haut-Lafitte - Blanc 750ml

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IWC 91-94   Collector 94
2007 Smith-Haut-Lafitte - Blanc Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91-94

Bright, pale yellow. Knockout nose offers lemon drop, pineapple, white flowers and minerals. Dense, lush and sweet but leavened by piquant acidity; offers a rare combination of silky volume and inner-mouth energy and perfume. Lovely intensity of lemon and pineapple flavor. Finishes quite firm, even a bit youthfully bitter, but with terrific length and lift. I can't recall a more promising white wine from this property.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Pierre T184
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/06/2014

Rating: 93
Author: CdnAbroad
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/01/2012

Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

212 bottles owned by 36 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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