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Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2014 (750ML)

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Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

 96 JS / 94 AG / 94-97 WS / 90-92+ WA / 94-95 GVWM

Clear and vivid with sliced lemons and green apples on the nose. Flows through to a medium to full body, tangy acidity and a long and delicious finish. Give this super white at least two or three years to come together in the bottle. James Suckling

The 2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is nearly seamless, with striking textural depth and terrific overall balance. The typical Sauvignon aromatics are a bit buried by the intensity of the fruit. In 2014, the Blanc is a wine of richness and texture. Lemon confit, white flowers, chamomile and orchard fruit meld into the creamy, sensual finish. The blend is 90 % Sauvignon Blanc, 5 % Sémillon and 5 % Sauvignon Gris. Tasted two times. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

This crackles with energy, while a mix of white peach, yellow apple, Chartreuse, chamomile and green plum notes all mix together. The finish is still coiled up, but theres range and length here to spare. James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Curiously, it seems less expressive than the Le Petit Haut Lafitte and Les Haut de Smith at the moment. This is very taciturn in comparison but leaving it aside for 10-15 minutes it finally reveals chalk and oyster shell scents. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity and sharp citric fruit, but it feels quite linear on the finish, does not really deliver the knock-out punch that other vintages deliver. Hopefully it will muster something more to say throughout the remainder of its barrel maturation. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

Complex aromas of beeswax, cr¬me, and lime zest, followed by silky pear and citrus fruit, fine acidity, and a long finish. GVWM Staff

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