2016 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves PRE-ARRIVAL

$109.95
JS96-97WA93-95WS92-95VN92-95

Is this the white wine of the vintage in Bordeaux? The Wine Advocate describes a complex bouquet with citrus fruit, peach skin, lemon curd and a touch of lanolin that unfolds wonderfully in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a touch of wild honey on the entry. There is a spicy vein to this white Pessac-Léognan with a dab of ginger enlivening the refreshingly feisty finish."

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
White Blend
Winemaker:
Daniel and Florence Cathiard
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
16 to18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan GC Classe de Graves
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Semillon
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1WSHL16IW3
JS96-97

James Suckling

A dense and powerful white with wonderful depth and phenolic tension. Shows very pretty sliced-apple, lemon and pear character. Excellent finish. 90% sauvignon blanc with the rest semillon and sauvignon gris. Excellent follow-up to the 2015.