Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend

9.2321 ratings
9.168 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Sémillon
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. Crisp and refreshing with nice weight and complexity.


Nose is gentle and elegant. The palate is crisp, dry and rich.

Showing citrus, lemons, spices, light wood, green apples, grapefruits and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes and minerals.

A Good quality wine. Definitely my favorite white Bordeaux so far.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 years.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show more complexity.

Robert Parker 93 points. 94 points Wine Spectator.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. Crisp and refreshing with nice weight and complexity.


Nose is gentle and elegant. The palate is crisp, dry and rich.

Showing citrus, lemons, spices, light wood, green apples, grapefruits and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes and minerals.

A Good quality wine. Definitely my favorite white Bordeaux so far.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 years.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show more complexity.

Robert Parker 93 points. 94 points Wine Spectator.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.

Aug 17th, 2019
Conrad Green

Oily and golden. Edges of oxidation over a honeyed core with hints of spearmint. Surprisingly advanced but intense with a sweet, oily sherried element. Rounded with a long seamless middle. Drink now.

Oily and golden. Edges of oxidation over a honeyed core with hints of spearmint. Surprisingly advanced but intense with a sweet, oily sherried element. Rounded with a long seamless middle. Drink now.

Jul 6th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Ridiculous good.

On the nose; honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body is full & thick. The structure, tension, length and balance are near its peak. honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is round and perfect. The long finish is; oily & waxy, rich, lush, elegant and persistent for minutes.

Photos of, Chateau Smith-Haut Lafite, their beautiful Hotel (the best place to stay in the Left-bank if price is no object), their newer concrete tanks (back to concrete) and beautiful barrel room.

Ridiculous good.

On the nose; honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body is full & thick. The structure, tension, length and balance are near its peak. honeysuckle, beeswax, oily, marmalade, dry pineapple, stone fruits, caramel apple, orange rind, lime, lemon, light chalky minerals, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is round and perfect. The long finish is; oily & waxy, rich, lush, elegant and persistent for minutes.

Photos of, Chateau Smith-Haut Lafite, their beautiful Hotel (the best place to stay in the Left-bank if price is no object), their newer concrete tanks (back to concrete) and beautiful barrel room.

Jan 5th, 2019
Sam Klingberg

Wow, 20 years old and still going. Crispy shallot, grapefruit rind, and nutmeg.

Wow, 20 years old and still going. Crispy shallot, grapefruit rind, and nutmeg.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

Not floral but nice body and balance

Not floral but nice body and balance

Apr 7th, 2017
Beau Carson

Just a taste, but clearly amazing.

Just a taste, but clearly amazing.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Gus Kalaris

Incredibly good at 11 out of very well kept 375ml

Incredibly good at 11 out of very well kept 375ml

Aug 29th, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.0

Magnificat 2016

Magnificat 2016

Jul 9th, 2016
Ken Swegles

BeIly full of beautiful

BeIly full of beautiful

Jun 18th, 2016
Justin Stephens

Some Bret. Blew off in the decanter for the most part. Pleasant.

Some Bret. Blew off in the decanter for the most part. Pleasant.

Apr 21st, 2016