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2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte - Blanc Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Graves - White

France - Bordeaux - Graves

White Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte is located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation and is classified as a Graves Classified Growth. The chateau produces about 16,000 cases per year, which includes both their red and white versions and their second label, Les Hauts de Smith. The average 30-year-old vines represent red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc; and whites Sauvignon... More »

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Red Sox Fan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 06/20/2014

Apple, peach, cinnamon and spices with a rich, oily texture. Long finish, maybe a little oxidized at the end. Wonderful, a nice change of pace for a Chardonnay fan who looking for an occasional change of pace.

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.496%
Tasted On 07/19/2013

An awful lot of flavor in this wine. Tart apple, toffee, also some clove honey on the nose. Crisp,acidic. Really liked this one.

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Author Eric F860
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.368%
Tasted On 06/10/2013

Pale color. Lighter bodied, Some oxidation in the nose, grassy. On the palate, grassy, citrus, singed creme caramel. Nutty finish. Rich and oily

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Author gotwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.89%
Tasted On 05/05/2013
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Author Peter B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.457%
Tasted On 05/28/2012
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Unreal. I should track some more down.

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Author kyball
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.429%
Tasted On 07/27/2011
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Author Daniel F397
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.538%
Tasted On 01/18/2008

Beautiful gold in the glass with great fruit and acidity, but also a roundness in the mouth. Very rich.

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