Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2004

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

$78.99
Item No. 100729
  • white wine
  • RP94
  • ST92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE96
  • JS96
  • WS94
  • 2006
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

2004 white Smith Haut Lafitte has a complex bouquet, featuring hints of citrus, white fruit, dried fruit, and star anise. It is rich and powerful with good backbone on the palate, while retaining freshness and good balance thanks to its acidity. It is very long and clean on the palate, with mineral overtones and a very persistent aromatic aftertaste, featuring citrus, white peaches, and brioche.

Critical Acclaim

"Good pale color. Pungent pineapple, mint and musky honeysuckle on the nose. Sweet, dense and juicy, with lovely fruit concentration. At once succulent and creamy, with a crunchy primary fruit character and firm balancing acidity to extend the finish. An excellent vintage for this white wine. "
92 Points

Learn About Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Map ItMap It

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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