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2009 vintage white Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend Wine by Smith from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, FranceRead more...
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Nicely approachable now and built to last well. 91 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
Good dry Grave white vine
look = 7/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 11/20; total = 32/50
Average "Professional Critic" Score is 97 points. At $235, it is 19% of the average price for a similar scoring Bordeaux wine.
External Reviews for Château Smith Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan
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.
The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30andndash;40+ years. Bravo!
Smith-Haut-Lafitte hit a home run with their red Pessac-Leognan and came very close to perfection with their dry white Graves. Possibly the best dry white the estate has produced since the proprietors, the Cathiards, acquired the property in 1990, th... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc 750ml
Good bright red-ruby. Enticing aromas of blueberry, flowers, graphite and charred, nutty oak, plus a sexy suggestion of floral white fruit. Like liquid silk on entry, then concentrated and lush in the middle, with red plum, tobacco and mineral flav... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte 750ml
2009 vintage white Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend Wine by Smith from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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