2011 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
Wow. This shows a beautiful density of fruit for this white with mango, papaya, mineral and light honey character. Long and subtle with plenty of gorgeous fruit. Grand cru Burgundy quality. Salty and mineraly. Lively.
Showing a judicious blend of new wood and ripe fruit, this is a wine that has a creamed-apple texture. It’s full of bright grapefruit, sweet apple and green plum flavors.
Shows lovely ripeness, with peach, melon rind and yellow apple fruit flavors, but still plenty tangy, with fleur de sel and gooseberry notes along the edges. Very long, with a great interplay between ripe fruit and bracing minerality. Mouthwatering finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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** Good, sweet fruit-pears, baked apples-with bracing acidity. Extremely rich. Superb as usual. At the château: Very fresh and crisp, with a ton of rich, creamy, layered fruit in the middle. Fresh, with plenty of acidity to carry through to the finish. Delicious.