White

2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2013 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • IvanLi Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 16, 2019 - Good glistering yellow color. Intoxicating nose of yellow melon, peaches, apricots, grapefruit, passion fruit, baking spices, biscuits and butter. Almost sweet on the palate, acidity is lower than expected, some pleasant bitterness. Long, long finish.
    This is a truly imposing Sauvignon blend and a big white wine with some serious weight. Great with and without the food.

  • AACollection wrote:

    January 12, 2019 - Peter's BDay (Bistro Na Pasadena): Drank next to a 10 Domaine de Chevalier blanc, and I preferred this. Slightly more savory in character, with oak that seems much better integrated than that wine. Unfurled slowly over a couple of hours, showing more fruit with time. Acidity maybe slightly softer than I would like, but very enjoyable.

  • dougie Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 30, 2018 - Nicest dry white Bourdeaux I’ve had. Richer and more complex than others I’ve had. Yellow fruit and lanolin.wait a few years for he next one. From a 375 ml.

  • VAGentleman wrote: 93 points

    November 22, 2018 - As described by others. In prime drinking window. Tropical fruit leading to stone and persimmon and ending deep in mouth with berries and forest. All integrated.

  • Lady Chatelaine Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 7, 2018 - Golden hue, taking the light : it's already a pleasure in the glass.
    On the nose, dominant white stone-fruit and a mix of floral and discreet honey.
    Then, in mouth, what a model of structure ! The palate is coated with a smooth, creamy white fruits flavour while the acidity reveals itself on the finish without any excess. Nicely integrated.
    Has still few years ahead to be enjoyed (ok with the suggested 2026)
    Surely in my top 3 white Pessac-Leognan

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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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  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May 2010 (link)

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  • 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 109 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,077 (66%)
  • Consumed 444 (27%)

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Community Recommendations

Comté cheese, Scallops, shellfishes, white meat in sauce

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