2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reg: $99.94

$79.94

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Reg: $99.94

$79.94

This product is
out of stock

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Honey apple tart light toffee cream and piecrust. Very complex and full-bodied with lively acidity and beautiful clove honey red apple and lemon flavors. Long balanced and very lively. A massive white. Layered and... Honey apple tart light toffee cream and piecrust. Very complex and full-bodied with lively acidity and beautiful clove honey red apple and lemon flavors. Long balanced and very lively. A massive white. Layered and beautiful. Made to age but who can wait to drink this? Best after 2010. 3000 cases made. –JS
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
A stunningly rich concentrated effort the 2005 may be one of the finest whites Smith Haut-Lafitte has ever produced. It exhibits notes of honeyed oranges honeysuckle spring flowers lemon grass and melons. Gorgeous acidity... A stunningly rich concentrated effort the 2005 may be one of the finest whites Smith Haut-Lafitte has ever produced. It exhibits notes of honeyed oranges honeysuckle spring flowers lemon grass and melons. Gorgeous acidity excellent concentration and a beautiful texture result in an impressive full-bodied wine to consume over the next two decades.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 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... 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."
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2005

Winery

Smith-Haut-Lafitte

As early as 1365, grapes have been grown on the property now known as Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Originally owned by the noble Bosq family, the estate was purchased in the 18th century by Scotsman George Smith. Its present name was taken from Smith and the Pessac region’s gravel plateau known as Lafitte.

In 1842, Mr. Duffour-Dubergier, mayor of Bordeaux and an enthusiastic winegrower, inherited Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte from his mother and brought the wine up to great growth status. The property changed hands again in 1958 when it was purchased by the Louis Eschenauer Company. After the Eschenaueur period came to an end, a great deal of money has been invested in the estate, particularly on the construction of a superb underground cellar holding over 1,000 barrels.

In 1990, Daniel Cathiard fell in love with the property and joined the list of prestigious owners, firmly intending to further enhance Smith-Haut-Lafitte's tradition of excellence. He combined the most modern winemaking techniques with age-old artisanal methods, including organic compost, small wooden vats, and lees-aging. Famous around the world for its wonderfully elegant red wine and the sophisticated bouquet of its white wine, Smith-Haut-Lafitte undoubtedly deserves the special care that is lavished on it.