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Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2020 En Primeur: “One of the best”

  • The wine has been released internationally at £1,152 (12×75).
  • “A gorgeous wine in the making,” according to Antonio Galloni.
  • Back vintages are where the value lies.

The 2020 Smith Haut Lafitte has been released for €96 per bottle ex-négociant, up 27% on the 2019 release.

The international trade is offering the wine for £1,152 per 12×75, 21.5% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

Critical opinion

Neal Martin awarded the wine 92-94 points. He called the new release, “one of the best dry whites of the vintage.”

Antonio Galloni gave the wine 93-95 points and said, “Best of all, the 2020 will drink well pretty much upon release.”

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW awarded 94-96+ points. Jeff Leve gave 97-points and James Suckling 95-96.

Fair Value

Based on Benchmark critic scores, today’s release comes out above Fair Value.

There are a number of back vintages which carry higher critic scores and lower Market Prices with the 2016 vintage looking like the best value.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2020 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.