Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte – Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2016
The white of the vintage is the 2016 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc. It’s a magical elixir based on 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris, and 5% Semillon that was brought up in 50% new oak. Deep, layered, and powerful, yet also vibrant, it has sensational notes of crushed citrus, liquid rock, white flower, lime pith, and honeyed grapefruit. It shows the classic, balanced style of the vintage yet offers thrilling depth and concentration and is a tour de force in white Bordeaux. Drink it any time over the coming two decades. Get it if you can! Drink 2019-2039.
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Founded in 1365, this great growth owned by remarkable figures such as the Scottish navigator Georges Smith in the 18th century and Lodi Duffour-Dubergier in the 19th century, owes its reputation as “the quintessential Graves” to its superb terroir of günzian gravel in a single block.
Since its purchase by Florence and Daniel Cathiard in 1990, Smith Haut Lafitte has settled among the leading great growths of Bordeaux thanks to its elegant, complex, powerful and balanced red and white wines, faithful to their terroir. This internationally recognized level of quality is due to 25 years of “bio precision” work, a unique approach that combines the best of nature and the best of science.
A must for wine lovers visiting the Bordeaux region,Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is open seven days a week upon reservation. Come and discover the cooperage, the underground cellar with a thousand barrels, the gravity operated vat room that vinifies “terroir entities” separately, the farm, the “stealth cellar” inspired by the circular economy and see the horses ploughing the vineyard in front of the windows of Les Sources de Caudalie and its famous spa.
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte