This white Bordeaux spent 12 months in 50% new barrels. The nose was shy, the color almost clear. On the palate it was subtle and soft, offering tropical fruit on the attack, getting tart as it lingered on the palate, but never overpowering. Acids are not prevalent, so drink it now, with garlic crab. Recommended.
WHO: Château Smith Haut-Lafitte
WHAT: Sauvignon Blanc (90%) Sauvignon Gris (5%), Sémillon (5%)
WHERE: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
HOW MUCH: $95