Bordeaux Vineyard: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte - France [EXPLORED]
I visited the Bordeaux area on my last weekend in France with one of my co-workers and it was an awesome experience. Here is one shot from my favorite vineyards that we visited that weekend "Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte."
In 1990, Daniel and Florence, the owners, sell all they have to repurchase Smith Haut Lafitte. After two years of hard work, as well in the farm buildings as in the XVIIIth century chartreuse one, they settle in the castle where they live all of year to devote themself entirely to their new passion: the breeding of the white and red high-class wines of Smith Haut Lafitte.
The best part about this place was the wine itself. I'm usually a huge fan of red wines and will gravitate to a glass over white wine any day...... BUT THIS ONE. Our tasting began with red wine and we moved to white (typically you'll start with the more mild and sweet white's and work your way to the more robust flavors of reds). The white wine I had here was bold with all kinds of exciting flavors. There is a huge undertone of pineapple/citrus which I had never experienced before.