2013 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 12x750ml


HK$11,602 / Case

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UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB101762720131200750 Categories: ,
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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 94

The 2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc offers a payload of grapefruit, guava and melon aromas that are beautifully integrated with the oak. The palate is fresh and vibrant, very harmonious with a hint of sour lemon that complements that subtle tropical tone. It slips down the throat with ease, completing a gorgeous white Bordeaux. If you are intent on buying just one wine in this off-vintage, this is the one I would load up on. [Neal Martin, 24/02/2016]

Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030

Vinous – 91-94

(90% sauvignon blanc, 5% semillon and 5% sauvignon gris; 50% new oak): Bright straw yellow. Captivating aromas of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, white flowers and aromatic herbs. Bright and juicy on the palate, with a laser beam of acidity lifting the bitter grapefruit, yellow melon and lemon verbena flavors. Finishes long, clean and savory, with sneaky concentration to the flint and saline nuances. One of the best white wines from this estate in memory. Technical director Fabien Teitgen noted that "in 2103, our ability to identify ripeness levels in our different plots and to monitor leaf growth and development via satellite imagery allowed us to harvest and then vinify individual parcels in small wooden vats at the best possible point in time, which was a big help." Teitgen also believes that the optical sorting machines were especially useful in 2013 and help explain the outstanding quality of this 2013 white. [Ian D’Agata, 05/01/2014]

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