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Incredible concentration from the nose to the finish - beginning with a beautifully complex nose of almonds, peaches and minerals. There was a touch of intriguing funk which blew off shortly after opening. Rich and full bodied, good acidity and well balanced. Judicious use of oak, resulting in some nice spice on the finish. Enjoyed with Sarments du Medoc (mint chocolate sticks), but paired well after with greek salad. An early Christmas gift.
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Thanks to its 67 hectares of superb gravelly vineyards, Smith Haut Lafitte is often referred to as the "archetypal Graves". The estate's history goes back to the Crusades, and a Scottish navigator, George Smith, became owner of the estate in the 18th century. He was followed by M. Duffour- Dubergier,Mayor of Bordeaux, and then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990 Daniel and Florence Cathiard also fell under the spell of this beautiful estate. Since then, they restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century manor house, built two underground cellars, went back to traditional vine growing methods without chemical herbicides and set up their own cooperage.
Bright, pale yellow. Musky aromas of yellow plum, ginger and quinine, with a light resiny nuance. Fat, broad and sweet, but with lovely acidity and lift to leaven its plump, mouthfilling richness. I picked up a superripe suggestion of banana as well ... Stephen Tanzer. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 750ml
An exuberant white Bordeaux that boasts an array of white fruits and honey. It is delightful on the palate, dry yet fat and full of rich textures that will appeal to the wine drinker looking for what we call a "big" white wine.
Another gorgeous white Graves from this vintage, this wine offers up notes of honeysuckle, lanolin, sweet citrus, and hints of orange peel as well as quince and white currants. It is medium to full-bodied, with fresh acidity, subtle nuances of smoky ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 750ml
The brilliant succession of red and white wines that has emerged from Smith-Haut-Lafitte since the early 1990s is attributable to the passion and hard work of perfectionist proprietors Florence and Da... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1500ml
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