Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan 2011

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90% sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris, 5% semillon. Fermented in vat, then aged in a combination of 50% new and 50% one year old oak. The vines ar... Read more

Purple color of average intensity. Average aromatic nose fruity in a fresh style. Smooth and juicy on the palate aromatic yet not very powerful. Di... Read more

Offers pure, driven plum, cassis and black cherry notes inlaid with graphite and roasted wood spice. Dense without being overextracted. Very sleek.... Read more

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2012

90% sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris, 5% semillon. Fermented in vat, then aged in a combination of 50% new and 50% one year old oak. The vines are planted on gravel soils. An exotic, tropical nose of pineapple, lemon peel, and passion fruit, with g... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 1500ml


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Source: AOC Fine Wines
05/07/2010

Purple color of average intensity. Average aromatic nose fruity in a fresh style. Smooth and juicy on the palate aromatic yet not very powerful. Discreet and coated tannins. Average length. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2012

Offers pure, driven plum, cassis and black cherry notes inlaid with graphite and roasted wood spice. Dense without being overextracted. Very sleek. Rock-solid.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Shows lovely ripeness, with peach, melon rind and yellow apple fruit flavors, but still plenty tangy, with fleur de sel and gooseberry notes along the edges. Very long, with a great interplay between ripe fruit and bracing minerality. Mouthwatering f... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 1500ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/21/2014

The grand vin, the 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is another great successes (and that’s saying something after the remarkable duo of 2009 and 2010 as well as the brilliant 2008). This wine exhibits a dense purple color along with a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, mulberries, licorice and subtle background oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins, nicely integrated acidity, wood and alcohol, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts 45 seconds, this brilliant wine should drink well for 15–20 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/20/2014

Lush fig, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit notes are interspersed with lively anise, singed apple wood and fruitcake details. A tarry echo hangs in the background on the finish. Shows impressive depth and ripeness for the vintage. Best from 2015 through 2025.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The Smith Haut Lafitte is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 36% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 60% new oak. The harvest (for the red) was between 15th September and finishing with the Cabernet Sauvignon and 30th September and it represents 39% of the crop. It has a lifted bouquet with ripe blackberry cassis black olive and fruits de mer with fine delineation. With continued aeration there is just a hint of violet. The palate is beautiful very dense and concentrated with superb delineat


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"An impressive effort, this 2011 exhibits a dense saturated ruby/purple color along with lots of graphite, black currant and camphor notes, medium to full body, and surprising depth, richness and length. Tannins are present, but they are relatively sweet and unobtrusive. A crisp character gives the wine vibrancy as well as impressive delineation. It should drink well for 15+ years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (91-93 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

"An impressive effort, this 2011 exhibits a dense saturated ruby/purple color along with lots of graphite, black currant and camphor notes, medium to full body, and surprising depth, richness and length. Tannins are present, but they are relatively sweet and unobtrusive. A crisp character gives the wine vibrancy as well as impressive delineation. It should drink well for 15+ years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (91-93 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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