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2019 - Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

Bordeaux, White

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Wine Details
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2019 Pessac Leognan
Vintage:
2019
Type:
White
Size:
6x75cl
Condition:
OWC
Drinking Window:
2023-2050
Appellation:
Pessac Leognan
Region:
Bordeaux
Score:
96-98+WA- 94-96 NM
Neal Martin- June 2020

The 2019 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc has a perfumed bouquet with citrus lemon, red apples, yellow plum and jasmine bursting from the glass. The oak here is wonderfully assimilated. The palate is medium-bodied with a perfect bead of acidity. It is not the most complex white Smith Haut Lafitte that I have tasted, yet it is full of tension with subtle spicy notes of ginger and lemongrass that enliven the persistent finish. There is a brightness and sophistication to this wine that is very persuasive. Superb. Tasted twice.

Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown Issue Date 16th Jun 2020 Source 2019 Bordeaux Primeurs Flash Review 7, The Wine Advocate

The blend this year is 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Sémillon, fermented in French oak, 50% new, within which it will age for 12 months on lees with batonnage. The Smith Haut Lafitte 2019 Blanc has a nose that unfolds in stages—offering intense white grapefruit, green mango, yuzu and orange blossoms scents to begin, giving way to hints of coriander seed, turmeric, shaved almonds and cedar chest with wafts of baking bread and beeswax coming through after some coaxing. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully opulent with layers of citrus, stone fruit and savory flavors and a seductive oiliness to the texture, finishing very long and fantastically refreshing. Wow-o-WOW, that is good!