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Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan Blanc
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Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Color: Lovely and intense yellow, beautiful shine and clarity. Bouquet: Barely there woody notes (grilled first and then sweet caramel / butter after aeration), beautiful mineral, citrus notes sufficiently large (rind of lemon, grapefruit). Palate: Great freshness matched by dry notes; full and dense, very long lasting and final buttery taste. Slight bitterness at the end. Overall impression: This wine manages the triple alliance of the freshness, richness and elegance. It s success in quality restaurants has made it an unavoidable reference in Pessac Léognan whites. Service: Serve read more...around 13 ° C and put into carafe 1 hour before serving. To be consumed until 2012. (hide)

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) The evident ripeness and outwardly juicy fruit that defines much of this bottling are not the stuff of classic Bordeaux, and, while they may be anathema to some, the rest of us will find plenty of pleasure in the wine's ongoing richness and depth. There are ample tannins at work, to be sure, but they are never abrasive or overly tough, and, as tasty as the wine is early on, it seems a very good bet to gain in complexity and polish if allowed to rest for another four to six years.