Tasting notes: Clear bright yellow pale color with light green hue. The first nose is very open with notes of yellow and white fruits (white peach, apricot and mango), notes of broom flowers, acacia and sweet hints of vanilla. On the palate, the attack is vibrant, and the wine embraces entirely the mouth developing its concentration and richness. The acidity underlines the palate and offers a good tension and refreshing finale.
About the winery: Located in the heart of the appellation of Pessac-Leognan Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the oldest Chateau in Bordeaux, dating to 1365. Ski champions Daniel and Florence Cathiard purchased the iconic property in 1990, initiating a period of investment and renewed passion. Of the chateau's 78 hectares of vines, 67 are dedicated to producing red wine (35% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc), and 11 to produce a predominately Sauvignon Blanc white. Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte wines develop a vibrant expressiveness and complexity marked by perfectly ripe fruits.