Peter Maude Fine Wines

2021, Le Petit Smith Haut Lafite Blanc, PESSAC-LEOGNAN

$53 ex. GST
$60.95 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $72.05

Bordeaux Blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Sémillon

11 hectares at Smith Haut Lafitte are planted with white varieties.

This has so much depth and power, with complex notes of flint, oyster shell, white pepper, dried mango, lemon, papaya, apricot stone and chalk. Medium-to full-bodied. Bright, yet creamy. It’s so long and concentrated. Wait and see. 90% sauvignon blanc, 5% semillon, 5% sauvignon gris. From organically grown grapes.
98-99 James Suckling.

Skilful winemaking on display here, sculpted flavours and textures, a sense of momentum and push-and-pull through the palate. Quince, white pear, mango, nectarine, peach, with savoury white tea, liqourice, mandarin peel and lemongrass, all delivered with pummice stone minerality. This has complexity and poise, and is among the wines of the vintage. 96 Jane Anson.

At this early stage, the 2021 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc appears set to number among the best white wines this estate has produced to date. Wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, nectarine, grapefruit, pastry cream and smoke, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a concentrated core of fruit, racy acids and a taut, chiseled profile, concluding with a saline finish. Balancing texture and tension to compelling effect, this beautifully integrated, characterful white is going to be thrilling to revisit in bottle. 94-96 Antonio Galloni.

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