Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 – Pessac Léognan

Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2017 – Pessac Léognan

The nose is elegant, racy, complex, precise and offers a fine richness, a fine freshness as well as a small strict side. It reveals notes of ripe apple, peach, blackberry and more slightly citrus, grapefruit’s mesocarpe (white part) associated with subtle touches of gravels (Graves)/minerality (in the background), a very discreet hint of gray pepper, toasted, ripe exotic fruits (in the background) as well as an imperceptible hint of wild flowers/ fennel grain (in the background) and a very fine iodine sensation. The palate is fruity, juicy, gourmand, elegant, slightly tight and offers a beautiful definition, a beautiful structure, an acidulous frame, a beautiful fat, a beautiful precision, a beautiful definition, freshness as well as a beautiful fullness. On the palate this wine expresses notes crushed white fruits, fleshy peach and more slightly citrus associated with touches of grapefruit’s mesocarpe (white part), a subtle hint of zest, quenette, a very discreet hint of exotic fruits (in the background), a fine touches of toasted, caramelization as well as a small hint of salinity and a touch of almond/fresh nut. There are hints of vanilla and salinity on the aftertaste.

Note (Score): 18.5+/20

Note (Score): 97-98/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Blanc sec (Dry white)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)