Chateau Smith Haut Lafite 1996 Wine Review
|Chateau Smith Haut Lafite 1996|
Community Score: 4.7/5
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Wine Type: White Wine
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|Roberto Anesi rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
What a nice wine I had!!!
Made with 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Semillon this is one of the most interesting and known Bordeaux Blanc.
Impressive aspect with gold yellow of medium/deep depth and nice brightness shows aged aromas od coffee and toffee, dried stone fruit, chamomile but it is very reduced for the first 20 minutes and oak is still dominating. With oxigenation the wines opens up more flavours and notes of nettle, honey,medicinal herbs, zafran, ginger comes through.
On the palate the wine is dry and full bodied very well balanced with powerful intensity of aromas.
Very ripe friut in the aftertaste as well as some oak.
at it's peack but still capable of giving you big surprises in the next 3/4 yers
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