Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017
Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017
Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017

Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017 小拉菲特干白葡萄酒

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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte wines are held in high esteem, recognised as one of the prime estates in the appellation of Pessac-Leognan. It has a respected history, having been awarded Grand Cru Classe status in the 1959 Classification of the Graves, but it’s also significantly improved its production of wine since being bought, in 1990, by former Olympic skiers Daniel and Florence Cathiard.

 With the expert guidance of Michel Rolland, who was brought in as a consultant, the estate has thrived in recent years. Chateau Smith Haute Lafitte produces both a red grand vin and a white grand vin. The red is a 60-30 split blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with some Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; the white is mostly Sauvignon Blanc.

Region/Country: Bordeaux, France

92 Points by James Suckling
"Lemon confit, smoke, slate and orchard fruit abound in the 2017 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc. The flavors are brisk, precise and wonderfully nuanced in this super-expressive second white wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Intense aromatics carry through to the super-expressive, nuanced finish. The Sémillon is taken from the same parcels that inform the Grand Vin because of the small amount of Sémillon on the estate."

史密斯拉菲特酒莊(Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte)位於法國波爾多(Bordeaux)城南邊佩薩克-雷奧良(Pessac-Leognan)產區中的瑪蒂亞克(Martillac)村,是格拉夫(Graves)產區的列級酒莊。早在1365年,著名的Bosq家族便已在這裏種植葡萄,這片佈滿礫石的土地被稱為“Lafitte”,意為“比較高的小丘”。到18世紀,蘇格蘭航運商喬治·史密斯(George Smith)買下這個酒莊,把自己的名字加入酒莊的大名之中,命名為Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte。隨後,他修建了現在的酒莊主建築,Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte的徽記上有個倒置的皇冠,這是由於早期早期莊主屬於皇族但又不是正統的皇族,所以攝於皇族的威嚴,把皇冠倒置,皇冠的三個分叉代表了喬治·史密斯(George Smith)的三個兒子。下方的三多百合花象徵著建立酒莊葡萄園的Bosq家族。中間一個月牙代表有著月之港美稱的波爾多港口。從歷史上可以看出,波爾多葡萄酒之所以聞名世界,其最早的功勞還要歸功於包括史密斯拉菲特酒莊前莊主——蘇格蘭航運商史密斯先生在內的大英帝國的商人,英國當時並不生產葡萄酒,而正是這些熱愛葡萄酒的人把法國酒推廣並銷售到了全世界。

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 是Robert Parker 認為Pessac-Leognon這産區最有升級潛力的,事實上,2009年的Smith Haut Lafitte拿了Robert Parker 100滿分! 酒莊有72公頃土地,56公頃為葡萄園,其中45公頃種植紅葡萄品種,有35%的Merlot,55%的Cabernet Sauvignon和10%的Cabernet Franc; 11公頃產白葡萄品種,種植有90%的Sauvignon Blanc,5%的 Sauvignon Gris。