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Les Hauts de Smith

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2021 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 90
Milk chocolate, mint, plums and black raspberries, with sweet, ripe, red cherries and wet earth on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, with a touch of chalk and lift to the round-textured fruits in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

Milk chocolate, mint, plums and black raspberries, with sweet, ripe, red cherries and wet earth on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, with a touch of chalk and lift to the round-textured fruits in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

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2021 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 93
Honeysuckle, white peach, orange rind, lemon peel and tangerine with a dab of honey, the wine balances its creaminess with its vibrant, freshness. The wine is produced from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. Drink from 2023-2028. 93-93

Honeysuckle, white peach, orange rind, lemon peel and tangerine with a dab of honey, the wine balances its creaminess with its vibrant, freshness. The wine is produced from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. Drink from 2023-2028. 93-93

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2020 Les Hauts de Smith  (Pessac-Léognan) 91
Blending 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a round, soft, forward, supple-textured, medium-bodied, accessible wine with loads of chocolate tinged fruit on the mouth and in the mildly-spicy, sweet, fresh finish. 90-92 Pts

Blending 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a round, soft, forward, supple-textured, medium-bodied, accessible wine with loads of chocolate tinged fruit on the mouth and in the mildly-spicy, sweet, fresh finish. 90-92 Pts

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2020 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 93
Crisp pomelo, Meyer lemons, flowers, bees wax, white peach and almonds create the bouquet. Bright, juicy, fresh and creamy, the wine is vibrant, long and complete, with an array of yellow citrus and pineapple in the finish. The wine is produced with 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 93 Pts

Crisp pomelo, Meyer lemons, flowers, bees wax, white peach and almonds create the bouquet. Bright, juicy, fresh and creamy, the wine is vibrant, long and complete, with an array of yellow citrus and pineapple in the finish. The wine is produced with 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 93 Pts

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2019 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92
Vibrant, fresh and juicy with all the green apples, grapefruit and sweet lemon rind you could ask for. Luscious, fresh, fruity and already a treat to taste. Drink from 2022-2028. The wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2022-2028.

Vibrant, fresh and juicy with all the green apples, grapefruit and sweet lemon rind you could ask for. Luscious, fresh, fruity and already a treat to taste. Drink from 2022-2028. The wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2022-2028.

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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

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) 92
Dried roses, black cherries, smoke, flowers, wet earth and blackberries shine in the nose. Rich, round, fresh and polished, the silky-textured, round, full finished loads you up with dark red fruits from the mid-palate that carry all the way through to the creamy-textured end note. This is already a treat in your glass. But give it a year or two in the cellar and it is going to be even better. Drink from 2023-2035.

Dried roses, black cherries, smoke, flowers, wet earth and blackberries shine in the nose. Rich, round, fresh and polished, the silky-textured, round, full finished loads you up with dark red fruits from the mid-palate that carry all the way through to the creamy-textured end note. This is already a treat in your glass. But give it a year or two in the cellar and it is going to be even better. Drink from 2023-2035.

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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

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
Tobacco, wet earth, cedar, smoky red berries and dark chocolate open the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, lush, sweet, and fresh with round tannins, soft textures and a liberal dose of dark chocolate covered plums, spice and espresso in the finish. This wine is perfect for restaurants, or early drinking pleasure, which is what the production is vinified for. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tobacco, wet earth, cedar, smoky red berries and dark chocolate open the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, lush, sweet, and fresh with round tannins, soft textures and a liberal dose of dark chocolate covered plums, spice and espresso in the finish. This wine is perfect for restaurants, or early drinking pleasure, which is what the production is vinified for. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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

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) 91
Lemon fresh, with grapefruit, white peach and flowers opens as soon as the cork is popped. Fresh, sweet, bright and filled with yellow citrus and green apple on the palate, this gem is ready for dinner tonight.

Lemon fresh, with grapefruit, white peach and flowers opens as soon as the cork is popped. Fresh, sweet, bright and filled with yellow citrus and green apple on the palate, this gem is ready for dinner tonight.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Using 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine shows good color and delivers an earthy, truffle, underbrush, and black raspberry sensation. With good freshness, soft tannins and a licorice with cocoa, 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.

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

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

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

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

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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