Chateau Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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James Suckling
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Matthew Jukes
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Jeb Dunnuck
SKU
PHBP201810 UCAU
$77.70 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$77.70 Per item
Taken from mostly older vines (60+ years), this brings much more intensity and depth to the whole. The breadth of flavour here is staggering and the acid is crystalline and electric. There is some power here and some weight, too, and yet it still manages to give the illusion of being light on its feet. This will age for a very long time, given the quality of the acidity and the completeness of the oak integration. - Matthew Jukes
Taken from mostly older vines (60+ years), this brings much more intensity and depth to the whole. The breadth of flavour here is staggering and the acid is crystalline and electric. There is some power here and some weight, too, and yet it still manages to give the illusion of being light on its feet. This will age for a very long time, given the quality of the acidity and the completeness of the oak integration. - Matthew Jukes

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

James Suckling

This is very dense and deep with glorious fruit and a creamy textured, very long finish. A superb young white. Energetic yet textured. Lots of sliced-lemon, lime and apple character with some cream. Top.

18.5 / 20

Matthew Jukes

Taken from mostly older vines (60+ years), this brings much more intensity and depth to the whole. The breadth of flavour here is staggering and the acid is crystalline and electric. There is some power here and some weight, too, and yet it still manages to give the illusion of being light on its feet. This will age for a very long time, given the quality of the acidity and the completeness of the oak integration.

96 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

The grand vin is the 2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, which is mostly Sauvignon Blanc with 5% each of Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris, that’s being brought up in 50% new French oak. Deeper, richer, yet still racy and vibrant, it has gorgeous notes of tart pineapple, crushed citrus, salty minerality, and white flowers. Rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied, it's unquestionably one of the whites of the vintage.