Tasting notes from Fabien Teitgen, Technical Director:
2016 white Château Smith Haut Lafitte has a beautiful, brilliant, straw-yellow colour, as well as a hugely aromatic bouquet of citrus and white fruit: lemon, pink grapefruit, vineyard peaches, fresh mango, etc… With aeration, the bouquet goes on to reveal hints of pear, acacia blossom, and lime blossom, as well as spicy and smoky nuances. The nose shows beautiful aromatic complexity.
The wine starts out crisp and straightforward on the palate, going on to display considerable richness, substance, and concentration. Richness and acidity intertwine perfectly in this delicious white Smith Haut Lafitte. This wonderful finish is very long, very fresh, complex, saline.
This 2016 has all the hallmarks of Smith Haut Lafitte’s great terroir: minerality, salinity, and flintiness.