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2005 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan Blanc
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 96
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  92-94
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About Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is old. How old? Well, in 1365, when most of the Medoc was marshland, yet to be drained by the Dutch, Smith Haut Lafitte was already under vine. Today, it is owned by former olympic skier Daniel Cathiard, who purchased the estate in 1990.

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2005 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan Blanc

Producer: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Graves/Pessac-Leognan

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92-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2006

Pale yellow. Pure aromas of grapefruit, lemon drop, pear and spicy, vanillin oak. Dense and sweet, with lovely floral lift and bright acids leavening the wine's creamy richness. This is wonderfully layered in the middle palate, and finishes with superb palate-staining persistence. "The same blend as always," says Florence Cathiard, "but richer in every respect."

96 Points | Wine Spectator
92-94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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