2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc



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Average critic rating : 94.0 points

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91-94

The 2014 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, boasts tremendous depth and richness. Pear, apricot, slate and crushed rocks meld together in a wine that impresses with a fabulous push and pull of flavors and textures. Beams of saline-infused minerality propel the energetic finish. This is a fabulous showing.

90-92

90-92

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2014 is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% each of Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris matured in 50% new oak. Curiously, it seems less expressive than the Le Petit Haut Lafitte and Les Haut de Smith at the moment. This is very taciturn in comparison but leaving it aside for 10-15 minutes it finally reveals chalk and oyster shell scents. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity and sharp citric fruit, but it feels quite linear on the finish, does not really deliver the knock-out punch that other vintages deliver. Hopefully it will muster something more to say throughout the remainder of its barrel maturation. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

95-96

95-96

This is a phenomenal young white with wonderful depth and finesse. Amazing aromas and flavors of lavender, lemon peels, sliced apples, lilacs and minerals. Full body, intense fruit and a long, long finish. Superb depth and intensity.

94-97

94-97

This crackles with energy, while a mix of white peach, yellow apple, Chartreuse, chamomile and green plum notes all mix together. The finish is still coiled up, but there's range and length here to spare.—J.M. Wine Spectator, April 2015.

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93-95

93-95

Pure and precise with a hint of sherbet grapefruit on the nose. Restrained. There is depth here. The length of flavour is particularly impressive. Real depth. Energy. Excellent and there is more to come from this. Minerality. Another excellent Smith. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2015.



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Chart showing (to 09/12/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2014
+£122.00     (+21.59%) Latest price:  £687.00
Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2008
+£546.33     (+100.99%) Latest price:  £1,087.33
Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2004
+£417.00     (+186.16%) Latest price:  £641.00
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