Château SMITH HAUT LAFITTE
Dry white

  • Certified organic wine
  • Dry white
  • 2020
  • Pessac-Leognan white
Château SMITH HAUT LAFITTE Dry white 2020 bottle 75cl

bottle 75cl: 125,83 €bottle 75cl

The white wine of Smith Haut Lafitte has built up a solid reputation over the last 10 years, even if it is not a grand cru classé (but Haut-Brion blanc and Pape-Clément blanc are not either). A happy marriage of wood and fruit, it always delivers a beautiful aromatic complexity, from lime blossom to citrus, and a lively, rich and fine structure.

The 2020 vintage is rated 95/100 by Antonio Galloni “The 2020 is superb. Élevage has done wonders in lending energy and brilliance. The 2020 shows the soft curves of the warm vintage, but it has tons of energy, too. That makes for an absolutely brilliant, compelling white that delivers on so many levels. The 2020 offers enough approachability to drink well now, but also the energy to develop well in bottle for many years to come.” (Dec. 2022)

To keep or to drink :
Wait 3 to 5 years
Apogée :
2024-2035
Organic certification :
2019

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