2019 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Le Petit Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 95 JA 93 DC 92 JD 92 VN 92 WA 91 JL 90
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, June 2020

(94-95 points) A bright, salty white with dried-apple, lemon and hot-stone character. It’s full-bodied, yet vivid and tight with vibrant energy at the end.
JA 93

janeanson.com, December 2021

This is creamier in texture than the Hauts de Smith and will work better with food. Plenty of citrus and nectarine, deceptively rich at first, but sit with it a moment and you feel a tighter core, with touches of steel...
DC 92

Decanter, May 2020

What a lovely 2nd wine, flexing with fleshy stone fruits and plenty of mouth-watering minerality. A very good stepping stone up to the main white but this stands on its own also. (Drink between 2021-2032)
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, April 2022

An impressive white from a great château, the 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc has bright citrus, mandarin orange, and honeyed flower notes in a medium-bodied, rounded, supple, textured style that's hard to resist. Mostly...
VN 92

Vinous, February 2022

The 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc has a lively bouquet that displays more mineralité than I remember from last year, very well defined and revealing apple and orange blossom scents with aeration. The balanced palate...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

A blend built around 20% Sémillon and rather riper Sauvignon Blanc, the 2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc exhibits aromas of crisp stone fruit, lemongrass, pastry cream and smoke, followed by a medium to full-bodied...
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2022

Sweet, ripe, juicy, yellow citrus and crushed rocks are what you initially notice and what you find in the fresh, vibrant, finish. Drink from 2022-2028.

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.