Lafaurie Peyraguey

 

ONE OF TOP WINES IN THE DISTRICT

 

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Lafaurie Peyraguey seen from Clos Haut Peyraguey

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2016 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 94p

It showed great intensity, complexity, sweetness, concentration and length here. Fine acidity. Very complex and refined. Excellent effort.Tasted in April 2017.

2015 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 94p

Flavours of red grapefruit, sweet mandarines and oranges, discrete but fine acidity, well-constructed, refined with long finish. Very pretty wine. Tasted in April 2016.

2014 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 95p

Full of botrytised flavors like orange and mandarines, concentrated with excellent acidity, balance and honeyed finish. Very representative for the vintage. Tasted in March 2015.

2013 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 93p

Fine intensity of botrytised flavors, great acidity and minerality, very complex with impressive length. Splendid effort for the vintage. Tasted in March 2014.

2012 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 90p

Significantly lighter than recent vintages with less intensity of botrytised flavour, sweetness and acidity. It displayed elegance, finesse and supple body. Tasted in April 2013.

2011 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 94+p

This wine had plenty of botrytised flavors like pineapple, lemon peel and grapefruit, excellent acidity, strong structure, superb balance and long honeyed finish. Fabulous wine. Tasted in April 2012.

2010 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 95-96p

This wine had extremely intense nose of grapefruit, acacia honey and apricot, excellent acidity and balance, great depth, lot of sweetness and long, long lingering aftertaste. Simply stunning wine. Tasted in April 2011.

2009 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 92-93p

Elegance and finesse, great acidity, balance and sweetness, aromatic and well-knitted. Really splendid wine. Tasted twice - last time in March 2014. Consistent notes.

2008 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 90-93p

This wine showed spicy flavours, oak, power and strong backbone and long aftertaste. One to watch in the future. Tasted in March 2009.

2007 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 90-91p

Pretty good wine, but seemed a bit light. I'm convinced however, that it will take on more weight when in bottle. Tasted in April 2008.

2006 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 92p

Beautiful and powerful botrytised flavors of aromatic pineapple, pear and apricots on the nose and palate. Very stylish and delicious wine. Tasted in March 2007.

2005 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 93+p

This is one of the most reliable properties in the district, who mix power and elegance in beautiful way. It seemed to follow in 2001 vintage's tracks with excellently botrytised fruit flavours of apricots, peaches, oranges/orange peel, lusciousness, refinement, super elegance and exquisite balance. Gorgeous wine for keeping in the next 15-20 years. Tasted three times - last time in March 2014. Consistent notes.

2003 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 90p

I have actually expected a more energetic wine with more concentration than one tasted at the day. Even if it has excellent noble rot, lusciousness, super elegance and fine balance, this wine seems however to be a bit flat and lacks some freshness, and shows slightly under the level of this property's capacity. Maybe this wine just needs some more time in the bottle. Have to retaste it soon. One to lay down for 10-15 years horisontally. Tasted in March 2006

2001 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 95p

What a thrilling botrytised flavours, elegance and finesse. Incredibly rich, dense and long on the palate. A beautiful example of this vintage's potential. Tasted twice - last time in March 2008. Consistent notes.

1999 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 91p

Incredibly stylish and classy wine. Possesses well-integrated botrytis and deliciously sweet fruit. Splendid structure and long on the palate. It's a wine of high quality. Tasted in September 2004.

1997 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 94p

Very intense flavors of acacia, peach and orange peel on the nose. Tastes like candy, dense, classic with many, many nuances. Very intelligent wine. Great balance and finish. A delicacy of big caliber. Tasted twice - last time in March 2008. Consistent notes.

1990 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 94p

More alcohol feel here than in 2001, 1997, 1907 and 1906. More powerful than usual with botrytised flavors of sweet/candied pinapple, apricot and brown sugar. Very well balanced, deep and very honeyed aftertaste. Splendid effort. Tasted in March 2008.

1988 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 93p

Orange peel, brown sugar, perfect match between acidity and sweetness, aroma of heather honey. Impressive wine. 93p. Tasted in March 2014.

1907 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 98p

Simply magnificent wine giving aromas of mango and acacia honey and having great acidity. Well-preserved with beautiful balance, enchanting flavors, attraction and finesse. Still quite fresh. Stunning 100+ years old wine. Tasted in March 2008.

1906 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 97p

One of the greatest vintages ever in Sauternes & Barsac. This wine is almost as stunning as 1907 but seems to be more advanced in age with flavors of creme brulée. It's a beauty anyway. Tasted in March 2008.

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Fantastic double blast from the past - tasted in March 2008

 

   

Latest news

2017 VINTAGE LOOKS VERY GOOD INDEED - FOR LATEST NEWS CHECK "HARVEST 2017" IN CHAPTER "HARVESTS".

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