2018 dana estates, helms vineyard cabernet sauvignon, rutherford
Why We're Buying
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is always in demand. The white grand vin prominently features sauvignon blanc with dashes of Sémillon and sauvignon gris and retails for more than $125 per bottle. It's also appreciated 52.5% from 2017 to 2021.
Sweet white chocolate with currant, plum and subtle hazelnut on the nose. Some other spices, such as nutmeg and cloves. Floral. Full-bodied with extremely fine tannins that go on and on. Beautiful center plate that is dense yet polished and fine and continues on. Exceptional. Fantastic finish. Drinkable now, but needs four or five years to show it’s true greatness.