Smith Haut Lafitte ‘Les Hauts de Smith’ Blanc 2009

75cl, 14%

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TASTING NOTES:

  • Colour: Red strong, brilliant.
  • Aroma: Expressive with nice red fruit (cherry, strawberry, raspberry) that confer a beautiful aromatic elegance.
  • Palate: Superb red fruit and spicy flavours (clove,liquorice, and cinnamon) as well as subtle overtones of graphite, gunflint, and violet.
  • Finish: Rich, powerful, balanced, refreshing and long.
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Description

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte ‘Les Hauts de Smith’ Blanc 2009

Yield : 34 hectolitres per hectare (before selection of the the grand vin): Smith Haut Lafitte, les Hauts de Smith, le Petit Haut Lafitte, and les Hauts de Maujan.

Grape varieties : 64% Cabernet Sauvignon / 30% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc / 1% Petit Verdot

The bunches were fermented whole in small oak vats at 28°C and extracted with manual pigeage (punching down the cap).

Aged in barrel on the lees for 18 months (65% of the new barrels were made at the estate’s own cooperage), and only racked once. Duration of ageing adjusted to each wine.

Average age of the vines: 38 years

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