2006 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 375 ml

Year: 2006
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 95
Jeff Leve: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"Offers dried pineapple and lemon, with hints of cream and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with layers of fruit-from mango to papaya-with a little cream. Balanced and pretty. Creamy and delicious. Subtle. Why wait? Drink now. 3,000 cases made. -JS" (WS)

"Another gorgeous white Graves from this vintage, this wine offers up notes of honeysuckle, lanolin, sweet citrus, and hints of orange peel as well as quince and white currants. It is medium to full-bodied, with fresh acidity, subtle nuances of smoky oak, and a long finish. It should drink well for 15 or more years." (WA)

"Bright yellow. Aromas of apricot, honey and resin. Dense, ripe and serious, with lovely volume and lift to the stone fruit and spice flavors. A very round, mouthcoating wine in which one can taste the 5% semillon component (the wine also contains 90% sauvignon blanc and 5% sauvignon gris). This tastes like lower acidity than the 2007, but there is no shortage of energy." (VM)

"I have been enjoying this numerous times this year and it underlines how SHL is clearly in the upper echelon of dry white wine producers in Bordeaux. The wine now shows gorgeous guava and mango character with hints of pineapple and a creamy undertone. It has layers of fruit that change all the time on the palate. The phenolic texture reminds you of a soft red wine but the look and flavors are uniquely Bordeaux. It's all sauvignon blanc and sauvignon vert. Drink now or enjoy in the future." (JS)

"This wine opens with a lychee, sweet candied nose is very concentrated and filled with ripe fruit. This thick, Bordeaux Blanc ends with an intriguing lemon, lime note that lasts over 30 seconds." (JL)