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    smith-haut-lafitte-blanc-2020-(750ml)

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    Product Details

    Sku 511674
    Country France
    Region Bordeaux
    Appellation Graves
    Producer Smith Haut Lafitte
    Type White
    Vintage 2020
    Varietal Bordeaux Blend
    Volume 750ML

    Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2020 (750ML)

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    Critics

    Wine Advocate Notes
    94-96+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2020 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Sémillon. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak, 50% new, within which it will age for 12 months on lees with bâtonnage before spending a further two to three months in tank. It prances out of the glass with vivacious notes of lime blossoms, Golden Delicious apples and green mango, plus hints of coriander seed, shaved ginger and wet pebbles. The medium-bodied palate possesses lovely harmony even at this nascent stage, featuring bright apple and citrus flavors with soft acidity and a chalky finish.” 05/21
    Neal Martin Notes
    92-94 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous: “The 2020 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc was cropped at 29hl/ha and aged in 60% new oak barrels. It takes its time to unfurl on the nose, toying with the olfactory senses before revealing attractive honeysuckle, yellow flowers, jasmine, melon and very subtle chamomile scents, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with an intense, concentrated opening, a little more viscous in texture than the Le Petit Haut Lafitte, deeper and a touch spicier. Veins of lemongrass and stem ginger appear toward the finish. This should drink well for 15–20 years. One of the best dry whites of the vintage.” 04/21
    Antonio Galloni
    93-95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “The 2020 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is compelling. Soft, silky and caressing, the 2020 is all charm and seduction. Ripe pear, apricot, white flowers, mint and a touch of new oak are all deftly woven together. Best of all, the 2020 will drink well pretty much upon release. It's a gorgeous wine in the making.” 05/21
    James Suckling Notes
    95-96 Points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com: “A tight, phenolic white with light tannins that give the wine form and balance. It’s full-bodied and lightly chewy with dried apple, lemon and peach. Minerally and chewy. Flavorful. From organic grapes. 90 sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris and 5% semillon.” 06/21
    Decanter Notes
    96 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter: “This brings together depth and power, concentrated and hugely saline right from the start. Rich in texture, with layers of stone fruits from nectarines to white peaches, with a steely edge that squeezes through the fruit, holds interest and adds persistency. A delicious white wine with the point of bitterness on the finish adding another dimension. Average yields 29hl/ha for the whites. 50% new oak. Harvest started August 20, one of earliest on record, through to September 9th. Certified organic (AB) as of 2019 in the vineyard.” 04/21

    SKU# 511674

    PER BOTTLE

    $134.00