2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 6L
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92
  • WE 92

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
Another gorgeous white Graves from this vintage this wine offers up notes of honeysuckle lanolin sweet citrus and hints of orange peel as well as quince and white currants. It is medium to full-bodied with fresh acidity... Another gorgeous white Graves from this vintage this wine offers up notes of honeysuckle lanolin sweet citrus and hints of orange peel as well as quince and white currants. It is medium to full-bodied with fresh acidity subtle nuances of smoky oak and a long finish. It should drink well for 15 or more years.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
Bright yellow. Aromas of apricot honey and resin. Dense ripe and serious with lovely volume and lift to the stone fruit and spice flavors. A very round mouthcoating wine in which one can taste the 5% semillon component... Bright yellow. Aromas of apricot honey and resin. Dense ripe and serious with lovely volume and lift to the stone fruit and spice flavors. A very round mouthcoating wine in which one can taste the 5% semillon component (the wine also contains 90% sauvignon blanc and 5% sauvignon gris). This tastes like lower acidity than the 2007 but there is no shortage of energy.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Offers dried pineapple and lemon with hints of cream and toasty oak. Full-bodied with layers of fruitâ_"from mango to papayaâ_"with a little cream. Balanced and pretty. Creamy and delicious. Subtle. Why wait? Drink now... Offers dried pineapple and lemon with hints of cream and toasty oak. Full-bodied with layers of fruitâ_"from mango to papayaâ_"with a little cream. Balanced and pretty. Creamy and delicious. Subtle. Why wait? Drink now. 3000 cases made. â_"JS
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2006

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.