Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2020

Bordeaux Blend White from Pessac-Leognan, France – 750ml

$225.00

22 in stock

Scores

WS 95  

Producer Tasting Notes

The wine is pale yellow. The nose is already very expressive with notes of yellow fruits (peach, apricot), white flowers (acacias, orange blossom), and a beautiful elegance of citrus fruits. The attack on the palate is perfectly balanced with a nice tension. The wine then appears ample, broad, dense with a velvety texture, and the acidity takes over the leadership on a very long finish with great minerality. The aromatic on the palate is similar to the one on the nose with yellow fruits, floral notes, and we perceive a greater complexity with more mineral, spicy notes while flint stones give the signature of our great terroir.


Winemaking

Fermentation: The grapes are hand-picked into small crates and pressed in an oxygen-free environment using inert gas to retain the grapes aromatic potential, followed by fermentation in French oak barrels (50% new oak) and cold settling.


Ageing

12 months on the lees with bâtonnage (lees stirring) in barrels (50% new + 50% previously used for one vintage) from our own on-site cooperage.

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Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 13.25 × 3.5 × 3.5 in
Color & Type

White

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend White

Vintage

2020

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Appellation

Pessac-Leognan

Bottle Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Sweetness

Dry

Maturation

Oaked

Ownership

Cathiard Family