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Foxcroft Wine Co.

NC- 2020 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

NC- 2020 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

Regular price $175.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $175.00 USD
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With its remarkable 55 hectares of gravelly vineyards, Smith Haut Lafitte is renowned as the "archetypical Graves." The estate's rich history traces back to the era of the Crusades, with ownership passing through notable figures such as George Smith, a Scottish navigator, in the 18th century, succeeded by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, and Louis Eschenauer, a prominent wine shipper.

In 1990, Daniel and Florence Cathiard were captivated by the allure of this magnificent property. Since then, they have undertaken extensive restoration, including the 16th-century tower and 18th-century manor house, as well as constructing two subterranean cellars. Embracing traditional vine-growing practices without chemical herbicides and establishing their cooperage, they have exhibited an unwavering commitment to excellence. The impeccable elegance, exquisite balance, and refined structure of Smith Haut Lafitte's red and white wines stand as a testament to the current owners' dedication to uncompromising quality.

 

"Lastly, and pure perfection in white wine, the 2020 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is based on 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Semillon that was aged in 50% new oak. This massively rich, concentrated, powerful white offers a heavenly nose of honeyed flowers, orange marmalade, lemon grass, and toasted bread, with a building sense of salinity and minerality that shows on the finish. Drink this stunningly rich, layered, concentrated 2020 over the coming two decades.”

-Jeb Dunnuck, 100 Points

"Aromas of grapefruit, melon, ripe apple, and lemon. Lots of lemon curd as well. Full and layered with plenty of fine phenolics. Energetic and vivid. Minerally and lightly chewy at the end. From organic grapes. 90% sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris and 5% semillon."

-James Suckling, 97 Points

 

 

Foxcroft Online Price: $175 per bottle*

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