Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2009
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Tasting Notes and Scores
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, this wine exhibits a sensational fragrance of buttered citrus, honeyed melons and a touch of grapefruit, lemon zest and orange rind. It also displays grapefruit on the attack and mid-palate as well as real opulence, terrific acidity and length. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. Astonishing!
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012
Tasted at the chateau. A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris, this has a fresh nose of green apple, cold stone, just a touch of granite and smoke. Opening up nicely in the glass. The palate is very taut with notes of green apple, lime, apricot and green gage, just missing a little length towards the finish but it has a good weight and intensity and there is a hint of Mirabelle that develops on the nose that lends it another dimension. Fine. Tasted April 2010.
[90SB/5SG/5SM] Mute nose, lightly grapefruity; understated moderately concentrated wine with a nice vigour behind the ripe fruit, quite generous for the year; dry, juicy, clear minerality, nicely sustained across the palate, and with good length. Stylish, complex, elegant Cru ClassÃƒÂ© white Graves, very good for the vintage. Early pleasure, but the excellent acidity should allow it to develop for a decade at least. 2012-20