Ch Smith Haut Lafitte 2021
Pessac Léognan Blanc
€ 149.19/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 94-96/100
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 94-96/100
At this early stage, the 2021 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc appears set to number among the best white wines this estate has produced to date. Wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, nectarine, grapefruit, pastry cream and smoke, it’s medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a concentrated core of fruit, racy acids and a taut, chiseled profile, concluding with a saline finish. Balancing texture and tension to compelling effect, this beautifully integrated, characterful white is going to be thrilling to revisit in bottle.