Sunday, January 24, 2010

** $$$$ Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France, 2007 - Wine Review and Rating

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Original Review:

By way of background: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in the Pessac-Leognan region of Bordeaux, France, representats a 67 hectare site that makes approximately 10,000 cases of red and 3,000 cases of white wine.  We are sampling the 2007 white wine (vin blanc) here, which is a blend of 90% sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris and 5% semillon, ages for one year in 50% new barrels.

In the glass: Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc shows as clear in the glass, with a light yellow tint.

On the nose: Poured without a decant and swirled vigorously, this Bordeaux blanc shows a grassy nose.

On the palate: The first element on the palate is a distinct mineral, followed by a lemon wash.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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