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40 Ratings
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Leognan
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) This wine has a bright color pale yellow with green highlights. The first nose, quite discreet, this delicate notes of fruit and white flowers. After swirling, the nose reveals, expressive, complex, rich with an explosion of yellow fruit, peach, apricot, mango, citrus (grapefruit), sweet spices, anise, caramel. The nose is both ripe and fresh reflects the good weather of the late maturation. On the palate, we find that delicate balance between maturity and freshness that gives the wine a beautiful balance: maturity, wealth, power, quickness. The attack is then stretched mouth widens, becomes dense, creamy, oily.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Deep red core with a lighter red rim in this luscious Bordeaux from Pessac-Léognan. Leathery cinnamon and cocoa on the nose. A mélange of succulent black fruit. Soft tannins create a silky smooth mouth feel. Black cherry and mocha finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 93-95 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012