White

2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 95 points

    September 20, 2019 - Fully mature, the wine sings its song of flowers, slightly honeyed, yellow citrus, vanilla bean, crushed rock and pomelo with little effort. Rich, lush and fully ready for its prime time showing, if you have been waiting for this gem to come around, your wait is over. Pop a cork and enjoy the ride.

  • dougie Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 9, 2019 - Wow!

  • robertek wrote: 94 points

    August 31, 2019 - Really really good.

  • PDavisMarble wrote: 93 points

    August 27, 2019 - Tasted twice from the same magnum -- 8/22 & 26. Light straw. More citrus, straight-forward Sauvignon Blanc-driven wine. Tasted vs. '09 La Clarte de HB. After several days in bottle, the wine deepened, became more complex, added floral notes to the nose (gardenias) and took on an elegant, long paraffin and vanilla finish. This bottle could have used a full decanting for a few hours to open up. Still youthful. CdeBdx Dinner

  • englishman's claret wrote: 93 points

    August 24, 2019 - I like this a lot - sauvignon blanc predominant but made in a rich, creamy style which I assume reflects lees and oak influence. I think it works great; some of the classic SB notes but with lovely oak, acacia, and cream. Delicious stuff.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/29/2015 (link)

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  • By James Lawther MW
    White Graves & Pessac Leognan 2009, 3/7/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/18/2011 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    May 2010 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage- Futures’ Glory?

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) (17.5-18.) points

    (Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan) Great fruit character here, ripe and open as is often the case with this estate since the Cathiards took control, with some exotic tinges to it as well. A soft style on the palate though, lovely fleshy and creamy fruit, broad with great depth and a gritty substance. There is a decent acid core to it as well. An impressive structure here. Very good.

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2012 (link) 17.5 points

    (Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)) Some nice notes of evolution here, not as expressive as the 2011 but showing a much more attractive polish to the fruit, even the barest suggestion of honeyed richness here. The palate is supple and rounded, rich, with plenty of substance, but a lower acidity than the 2011 so it doesn't have the same lift. Attractive but rather subdued in comparison. Interesting flavours though, white flowers, blanched almonds and citrus zest too. Overall a very good wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 031259042510, 3700188021954, 3700266223706

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 115 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,054 (64%)
  • Consumed 471 (29%)

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Community Recommendations

Comté cheese, Scallops, shellfishes, white meat in sauce

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