Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2007
Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
We have 90% of Sauvignon Blanc in our blend, nearly undetectable when blind tasted because of the age of vines. We also have a secret weapon: 5% of Sauvignon Gris, that forgotten varietal with different levels of aromas: first grapefruit, then peaches, apricot and white flower, and a fresh minerality on the finish. That type of grape also helps the wine to age beautifully, adding some spices to the finish and some structure to the wines.
The Wine Advocate
"Bright, pale yellow. Knockout nose offers lemon drop, pineapple, white flowers and minerals. Dense, lush and sweet but leavened by piquant acidity; offers a rare combination of silky volume and inner-mouth energy and perfume. Lovely intensity of lemon and pineapple flavor. Finishes quite firm, even a bit youthfully bitter, but with terrific length and lift. I can't recall a more promising white wine from this property. Range: 91-94"
International Wine Cellar
"Delivers loads of dried fruits, including apple, lemon and melon, with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe fruit, along with a subtle richness and underlying structure. Lovely acidity keeps you focused and interested. Drink now. 3,000 cases made."
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Thanks to its 55 hectares of superb gravelly vineyards, Smith Haut Lafitte is often referred to as the archetypical Graves. The estate's history goes back to the Crusades, and a Scottish navigator, George Smith, who became the owner of the estate in the 18th century. He was followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, and then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine...
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Learn About Pessac-Leognan
(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...
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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends
Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.