2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc

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  • Bordeaux Blanc
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc

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."