Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships at a later date
$94.99
Item No. 116399
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • JS96
  • WE96
  • ST94
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Showing a judicious blend of new wood and ripe fruit, this is a wine that has a creamed-apple texture. It’s full of bright grapefruit, sweet apple and green plum flavors.
Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points "
96 Points

"Wow. This shows a beautiful density of fruit for this white with mango, papaya, mineral and light honey character. Long and subtle with plenty of gorgeous fruit. Grand cru Burgundy quality. Salty and mineraly. Lively.
Barrel Sample: 95-96 Points "
96 Points

"Bright, pale yellow. Vanilla and clove complement green mango, green fig and floral aromas on the deep nose. Rich, dense and suave, with lovely balance to the white fruit and aromatic herb flavors. Finishes long and pure, with chewy vanillin oak tannins supported by mid-palate material.
Range: 91-94"
94 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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