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Pessac-Leognan Blanc

Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2015

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90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris

2015 – a new bottle celebrating the 25th Cathiard harvest and the 650th anniversary of Smith Haut Lafitte since 1365. A unique packaging for a unique year.

Tasting notes:
'Composed of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris, the Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 Blanc has an incredibly compelling nose of ripe apricots, passion fruit, honeyed lemons and crushed stones with a hint of lime blossoms. Medium-bodied, super intense and super minerally, the palate sings of stone fruit and citrus layers with plenty of zip and zing, finishing with incredible persistence, alluring fruitiness and a savory contrast that will keep you reaching for another glass.' – Wine Advocate, 96+/100 (February 2018)

'The Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 Blanc is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Sauvignon Blanc matured in 50% new oak. It has a crisp, conservative bouquet, tightly wound at first, reticent even, though with a couple of minutes' swirling, it reveals intense fresh lime flower, pink grapefruit, guava and blood orange scents. The palate is extremely well balanced with a silver bead of acidity, a dab of sour lemon that cleanses the mouth, followed by pink grapefruit, citrus lemon and green apple notes toward the long finish. This is another outstanding white Smith Haut Lafitte from winemaker Fabien Tietgen and the famille Cathiard.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 94-96/100 (April 2016)

'Piercing and pure, with vibrant honeysuckle and chamomile flower notes followed by grapefruit, lemon and white peach flavors. The finish ripples with energy, while fleur de sel and gooseberry accents fill in. Terrific length. Best from 2019 through 2029.' – Wine Spectator, 96/100

'Straight from the first nose, this wine brings us toward an aromatic palette of white fruits and flowers: citrus fruits, white peaches, pears and acacia flowers. Then aeration reveals spicier aromas of star anise and eucalyptus. After a tense and vivid attack, the mouth of concentration and power appears very well-balanced with a beautiful smooth texture. This fresh and elegant wine offers after citrus fruits some white flesh fruits, sweet spices and very complex notes of flint stones and fireplace, characteristic of our gravel terroirs.' – Winemaker

90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris

2015 – a new bottle celebrating the 25th Cathiard harvest and the 650th anniversary of Smith Haut Lafitte since 1365. A unique packaging for a unique year.

Tasting notes:
'Composed of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris, the Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 Blanc has an incredibly compelling nose of ripe apricots, passion fruit, honeyed lemons and crushed stones with a hint of lime blossoms. Medium-bodied, super intense and super minerally, the palate sings of stone fruit and citrus layers with plenty of zip and zing, finishing with incredible persistence, alluring fruitiness and a savory contrast that will keep you reaching for another glass.' – Wine Advocate, 96+/100 (February 2018)

'The Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 Blanc is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Sauvignon Blanc matured in 50% new oak. It has a crisp, conservative bouquet, tightly wound at first, reticent even, though with a couple of minutes' swirling, it reveals intense fresh lime flower, pink grapefruit, guava and blood orange scents. The palate is extremely well balanced with a silver bead of acidity, a dab of sour lemon that cleanses the mouth, followed by pink grapefruit, citrus lemon and green apple notes toward the long finish. This is another outstanding white Smith Haut Lafitte from winemaker Fabien Tietgen and the famille Cathiard.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 94-96/100 (April 2016)

'Piercing and pure, with vibrant honeysuckle and chamomile flower notes followed by grapefruit, lemon and white peach flavors. The finish ripples with energy, while fleur de sel and gooseberry accents fill in. Terrific length. Best from 2019 through 2029.' – Wine Spectator, 96/100

'Straight from the first nose, this wine brings us toward an aromatic palette of white fruits and flowers: citrus fruits, white peaches, pears and acacia flowers. Then aeration reveals spicier aromas of star anise and eucalyptus. After a tense and vivid attack, the mouth of concentration and power appears very well-balanced with a beautiful smooth texture. This fresh and elegant wine offers after citrus fruits some white flesh fruits, sweet spices and very complex notes of flint stones and fireplace, characteristic of our gravel terroirs.' – Winemaker

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Country

FR

Region

Bordeaux

Style

White

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