Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac Léognan
Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac Léognan


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En primeur

En Primeur
The following wines are either En Primeur or Ex-Chateau and currently abroad awaiting shipment to the UK. These wines are subject to final confirmation from the Justerini & Brooks team.


2022

6x75cl

EP

£179.50


2023

6x75cl

EP

To be confirmed



Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2022

2022

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2022
ABV:
13%
93/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

The 20% of Sémillon makes a real different to the structure of this compared to sibling estate Les Hauts de Smith, and this is the one to go for for a more structured, serious and chiselled take on the vintage. Expect white flowers, citrus, lemongrass, this is excellent quality and one to look out for. Harvest August 18 to September 2. 50% new oak.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
90-92/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon aging in 50% new oak, the 2022 Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc charges out with intense notes of green mango, guava, and lemon tart, plus hints of lime leaves and cedar. The medium-bodied palate is lively, with bags of expressive tropical and citrus flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
92-94/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, which includes 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon, displays yellow plum and light passion fruit scents. The palate is well balanced with a slightly honeyed texture, lightly spiced, quite pithy with plenty of substance. Fresh and slightly minty toward the finish. Very fine.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023

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This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Daniel and Florence Cathiard have taken this Pessac estate to the next level. The wines here outshine many of the top names from the more fashionable communes and are challenging the likes of Haut Bailly, La Mission and even Haut Brion for supremacy in the Graves. Their 2009 received a perfect 100 points from Robert Parker and we think the 2010 is even better. The style is pure seductive fruit and a silky texture; the quality is exceptional. Kudos to Daniel and Florence for turning this good, but slightly underperforming estate into one of the finest in Pessac Leognan.

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