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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/25/2014, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc) Light medium yellow color; very appealing, maturing, lime, ripe grapefruit nose; rich, tasty, ripe lime, saline, mineral, almond palate with firm texture; should go 15-20 years; medium-plus finish 94+ points

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5+ points

    (Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan) There are aromas of smoke and appealing dried white fruits on the nose of this wine. The palate is full, ripe and plump, a rounded style, with only moderate acid and a gentle grip. A powerful style, well-polished, but as with my last tasting again the acidity isn't quite as lively as I would perhaps like. But it's good.
  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5+ points

    (Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan) There are some beautiful, lively aromatics here, something I have come to expect from Smith-Haut-Lafitte with its renaissance in recent years. It has a ripe exuberance that sings from the glass, more modern and tropical than some of its peers, and sometimes with a rather heady but not perfumed style. On the palate it is perhaps a little flashy, but it has a nice definition, rounded with fair acidity although it does not quite have the zip that I picked up when tasting barrel samples in March 2006. But the ripe, mineral-tinged style is true to form for this property. Very good.
  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5-17. points

    (Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan) Lots of zippy and exuberant on the nose here, really quite exotic in character, but with a lime-like freshness. Lovely fruit profile to match on the palate, a ripe tropical fruit salad. But it has great acidity too, fresh and balanced. There is a sharp note on the back of the palate, but overall this has fine character. Very good indeed. Tasted at the 2005 Bordeaux en primeur tasting.

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