Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 1998

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 25724
  • WS90
  • RP90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE96
  • JS96
  • WS94
  • 2006
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

This young Bordeaux shows intense aromas of wet earth, stone and berries. Its full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Attractive lemon, pineapple and vanilla character. Medium- to full-bodied, with plenty of fruit and a fresh finish. Delicious."
90 Points

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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.

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CVI318030_1998

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