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Les Hauts de Smith

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2019 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Grapefruit, green apple, honeysuckle, mango, banana and a touch of vanilla make a beautiful nose. Lush, fresh, juicy and with sweet yellow fruits and white flowers in the mouth. This is a serious white Bordeaux that sells for a song. The wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 92 Pts

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2019 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

The aromas of fresh flowers is the first thing you notice before moving to the smoke, espresso and fresh fruit charms found here. Soft, medium-bodied and clean, you can drink this on release or age it for up to a decade. The wine is perfect for restaurants, which is what the production is vinified for. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Wet earth, cigar box and herbs are all over the place. Supple, rich with a strong shot of smoke, dark red fruits, licorice and espresso bean on the palate, this wine is perfect for restaurants, which is what the production is vinified for. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Bright, yellow citrus blended with juicy, green apples hits the spot. If you are seeking a fresh, easy-to-like white Bordeaux, this is your wine.

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2017 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Dark red fruits, espresso, plums and smoke on the nose. The wine is elegant, fresh, forward and easy to taste, finishing with sweet, ripe, red fruits and a hint of oak in the soft textured, bright, endnotes. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2017 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Rocks, stone and pomelo with the skins of freshly picked lemons get the wine going. On the palate, there is an indelible stamp of sprightly and sweet, offering its pure lemon nucleus with ease. This wine is always made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

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2016 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Dark fruit, coffee bean, soft, polished textures and a dark, sweet, open, medium bodied, dark cherry finish that feels great, and should be easy to drink. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.

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2016 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Honeysuckle, Vermouth, grapefruit and herbs helps open the nose and the wine. Fleshy, yellow citrus with good sweetness, but not enough quite as much acidity as I would have liked are found here.

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2015 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Using 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, this wine shows good color and delivers an earthy, truffle, underbrush and black raspberry sensation. With good freshness, soft tannins and a licorice, cocoa and round-textured, blackberry finish, it will offer a lot of early drinking, character-filled pleasure. 89 - 91 Pts

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2015 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Using 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine jumps with fresh citrus peel, just squeezed lemon, lemongrass and orange rind. Richly textured and fresh, the wine is loaded with crisp, sweet, yellow citrus in the finish.

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2014 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

With a hint of floral notes in the aroma, the wine is forward, spicy and ends with a sweet and tart cherry note. 86-88 Pts

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2014 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Showing a touch of honey, coupled with its grapefruit core, the bright, fresh finish is packed with lemon and fresh squeezed lime juice. 89 Pts

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2012 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Dominated by Merlot at 55% of the blend, with the remainder taken up by Cabernet Sauvignon, the forward, open wine offers soft black cherries, slightly dusty tannins and a sweet, dark cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

From 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the wine offers fresh lemon rind, lime and hints of tangerine, finishing with fresh citrus notes. 88-90 Pts

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