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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Les Hauts de Smith Blanc 2018

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WS 94
Wine Spectator
There's lots to like here, with an already creamy-textured core of yellow apple, singed almond, brioche and straw notes. Shows the lower-acidity feel of the vintage, but not shy on depth or range.
Barrel Sample: 91-94
JD 94
Jeb Dunnuck

Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc aging in 50% new oak, the 2018 Les Hauts De Smith Blanc offers a more mineral-driven, almost salty style as well as racy notes of lemon curd, crushed rocks, toasted spice, brioche, and honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, concentrated, with racy acidity, it's a rockingly good white in a vintage that was difficult for the variety. Barrel Sample: 92-94.

RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc aging in 50% new oak, the 2018 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc displays pear drops, lemongrass, fresh pineapple and lime juice notes with touches of crushed stones, wet slate and mandarin peel. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with mouthwatering tropical fruit plus a pleasantly oily texture and a racy backbone, finishing with great length and vibrancy.
Barrel Sample: 91-93
D 91
Decanter

I always love tasting this wine during En Primeur and just having a moment of pure pleasure, enjoy the crisp, pure fruit flavours. It's a very enjoyable wine, a little soft on the finish compared to other vintages, but with juicy fruit. It will be ready to go soon. 50% new oak. Drinking Window 2019 - 2025. Barrel Sample: 91

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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, France
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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 shipper.

In 1990, Daniel and Florence Cathiard also fell under the spell of this beautiful estate. Since then, they have restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century manor house, built two underground cellars, went back to traditional vine growing methods without chemical herbicides and set up their own cooperage. The perfect elegance, excellent balance and fine structure of Smith Haut Lafitte's red and white wines are the ultimate reflection of the current owners' total commitment to quality.

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Recognized for its superior reds as well as whites, Pessac-Léognan on the Left Bank claims classified growths for both—making it quite unique in comparison to its neighboring Médoc properties.

Pessac’s Chateau Haut-Brion, the only first growth located outside of the Médoc, is said to have been the first to conceptualize fine red wine in Bordeaux back in the late 1600s. The estate, along with its high-esteemed neighbors, La Mission Haut-Brion, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pique-Caillou and Chateau Pape-Clément are today all but enveloped by the city of Bordeaux. The rest of the vineyards of Pessac-Léognan are in clearings of heavily forested area or abutting dense suburbs.

Arid sand and gravel on top of clay and limestone make the area unique and conducive to growing Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc as well as the grapes in the usual Left Bank red recipe: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and miniscule percentages of Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The best reds will show great force and finesse with inky blue and black fruit, mushroom, forest, tobacco, iodine and a smooth and intriguing texture.

Its best whites show complexity, longevity and no lack of exotic twists on citrus, tropical and stone fruit with pronounced floral and spice characteristics.

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Sometimes light and crisp, other times rich and creamy, Bordeaux White Blends typically consist of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Often, a small amount of Muscadelle or Sauvignon Gris is included for added intrigue. Popularized in Bordeaux, the blend is often mimicked throughout the New World. Somm Secret—Sauternes and Barsac are usually reserved for dessert, but they can be served before, during or after a meal. Try these sweet wines as an aperitif with jamón ibérico, oysters with a spicy mignonette or during dinner alongside hearty Alsatian sausage.

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