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Community Tasting Notes (21) Avg Score: 92.8 points

  • Tasted next to 2000 Domaine de Chevalier blanc. This is obviously a bit more compact and tighter but still shows lovely complexity and depth on the nose - richness of pear, tropical fruit and honey combined with lemon peel, grapefruit, herbal and floral notes. Just wonderful. On the palate rich and substantial, slightly waxy but again good acidity, ripe fruit, some minerality as well. Super length. Not quite blossoming yet, but there lots of promise. Keep. 93-95(+)

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  • Ma première expérience avec ce vin.
    Une belle révélation.
    Au nez, on est sur les arômes d'abricots et de pêches, s'y ajoutant des notes herbacées (gazon humide) et de silex au 2e nez.
    En bouche, c'est rond et gras, sur les mêmes arômes de fruits avec une touche florale et une touche d'élevage au palais (non agressante, bien équilibrée). La finale est homogène et d'une belle longueur.
    Se buvait parfaitement seul avant le repas, mais tout de même un bel accord avec les crevettes sur le charbon de bois (les notes d'élevage se fondaient avec le goût du BBQ).
    Déjà très intéressant, je le garderais toutefois plusieurs années encore pour y découvrir les arômes tertiaires (qui m'ont émue sur un Laville Haut-Brion 1998 bu cette année et que je n'ai pas retrouvé dans d'autres appellations).

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  • very very nice, enjoyed by the bridge group a lot, tiffany as well... most are white burg fans and so this was a varietal deviation... nonetheless all wanted to know where they could get it, hard for me to describe but it felt citrusy but not quite as bright fruit as some Puligny Montrachet, nonetheless good acid to balance a slight oily? smokey? mineral? palate sensation... really good

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  • 25 years of the Cathiards at Smith Haut Lafitte: all magnum verticals (Château Smith Haut Lafitte): As opposed to the reds, 2011 and 2010 are both fine vintages for whites. Especially for serious wine producers in Bordeaux, like Smith Haut Lafitte. Although I like the 2010 - a lot - I feel that the 2011 has more verve and is actually superior to 2010, but only time will tell...

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  • Nose of straw, grass, citrus and wet stone. A bit tightly wound. Nice texture, but needs time.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc) Light yellow color; very aromatic, smoky, tart pear, grasses nose; tasty, classic, lightly oily textured, tart rounded pear, smoky, mineral palate; long finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16-17 points

    (Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)) What an unusual and exotic nose, the aromas more reminiscent of freshly cut honeydew melon than anything more readily related to the varieties employed. Fresh, brightly composed, attractive, I must admit I find it appealing. Rather an oily feel on entry though, and this stays through the midpalate, showing an exotically flavoured yet viscous style. There is acidity here, with an almost laser-like, minerally presence. And yet the composition just seems to have too much fat for me. If that changes during the élevage this could be lovely.

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