Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2019
"...opulent with layers of citrus, stone fruit and savory flavors and a seductive oiliness to the texture...Wow-o-WOW, that is good!" robertparker.com
|Grape Blend||Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Sauvignon Gris 5%, Sémillon 5%|
Smith Haut Lafitte's 2019 Blanc offers scintillating quality and fantastic value-for-money from a left bank Château, and its wines (and owners) are some of the most charming in all Bordeaux.
Smith Haut Lafitte is owned by the amiable ex-Olympic skier Daniel Cathiard and his wife Florence, who have transformed the property and the quality of the wines beyond recognition since 1990. Smith-Haut-Lafitte is not classified as organic, but its practices are very much in the natural vein. They make their own organic compost and oak barrels.
"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!" robertparker.com