Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte - Pessac Leognan - white - 2014 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The 2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc is now more expressive than when I tasted it from barrel. It offers engaging scents of citrus fruit, Mirabelle and orange pith that gradually gathers intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, finely tuned citrus fruit married with Clementine and yellow plum, seguing into a spicy finish that lingers in the mouth. It is a delicious, complex Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc that should age well over the next 12-15 years.”Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
Located in the heart of the appellation of Pessac-Léognan Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the oldest chateau in Bordeaux, dating to 1365. Ski champions Daniel and Florence Cathiard purchased the iconic property in 1990, initiating a period of investment and renewed passion. Of kthe chateau's 78 hectares of vines, 67 are dedicated to produce red wine (35% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc) and 11 to produce a predominately Sauvignon Blanc white. Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte wines develop a vibrant expressiveness and complexity marked by perfectly ripe fruits.
Grapes: 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% each of Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris
Maturation: 50% new oaks
From: France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan