The 2022 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan Blanc is an exquisite Bordeaux white wine that exudes elegance, freshness, and complexity. This blend of white grapes displays a brilliant, golden color that catches the eye. The nose is captivating, offering a delightful fusion of citrus fruits, such as lemon and grapefruit, intertwined with floral notes, hints of white peach, and subtle mineral undertones. On the palate, it presents a harmonious balance, with a vibrant acidity and a silky texture. Flavors of tropical fruits, lemon zest, honey, and a touch of oak emerge gracefully, leading to a long, crisp finish. This wine represents the finesse and terroir of Pessac-Leognan, promising a memorable and refreshing tasting experience.
This zooms over the palate from the minute you taste it with energetic acidity, grapefruit, pear, lemon and white peach character. Dried, candied lemon. Crushed stone, too. Medium-bodied with polish and class. 90% sauvignon blanc, 5% semillon and 5% sauvignon gris.
The flagship 2022 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is a normal blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% each of Sauvignon Gris and Sémillon. Aged in 55% new French oak, it shines in the vintage and brings plenty of classic richness and depth while at the same time staying pure, clean, and balanced. Honeyed lemon, orange blossom, white flowers, and crushed stone all define the aromatics, and it has a beautiful mouthfeel that certainly brings the richness and depth of the vintage. This is another gem of a white from this incredible château.