White

2013 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • streethawk Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 27, 2020 - Predominantly Sauvignon blanc with 5% each of Sauvignon gris and Sémillon. Nose of peach, grapefruit, lemon, grass open up into some tertiary aromas of vanilla, cream, and a hint of smoke. The palate shows tremendous acidity and some white flower notes on the finish. What an elegant, well-balanced wine. I only wish I had more.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • bugdoced Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 6, 2020 - spectacular earth and tropical fruit with minerality and integrated enough for me
    in a good spot

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 2, 2020 - Light silvery yellow with greenish glints. Fairly grassy on the nose. Seems like a higher proportion of Sauvignon Blanc in this vintage. Grapefruit zest, limestone and slight lemon oil on the nose as well. Initial taste is crisp and squeaky clean. Yellow plum, yellow citrus, light fresh cut grass, and then it fills out and finishes on a creamier, riper yellow plum, fleshy note with a hint of lanolin. Builds from light, bright and fresh at the front to fuller, rounder and creamier at the back and then finally ends with tingly citric acidity on the finish. Quite a long finish actually. This is clearly high quality and quite complex as demonstrated by its stunning metamorphosis in your mouth. Very interesting and excellent wine!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • VoteferPedro Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 10, 2019 - very fine elegant sauv blanc character kissed by oak
    it was best after an hour of air but we were almost done with it by then
    I think my last outing I was able to give it more time and I spent more time with it. tonight it was 92+

  • FrancoisD Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 30, 2019 - Equilibre et finesse.
    Aromes de Pamplemousse, cire d’abeille, miel
    Bouche très longue et langoureuse
    Exquis!

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  • By Julia Harding MW
    1/26/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type White
  • Producer Château Smith Haut Lafitte
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 3438087113011, 3700266223706, 400003891061, 6740198034268

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 67 (5%)
  • In Cellars 781 (63%)
  • Consumed 386 (31%)

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