Both hotel and restaurant Lalique opened in May 2018 at Lafaurie Peyraguey. I visited this new complex in April 2019, and it is worth spending a day or two. The restaurant with Alcasian cook Jerome Schilling offers immaculately prepared food with great class and finesse. With great wines made at the property, it's a fabulous experience!!
Inside Lafaurie Peyraguey - Lalique restaurant on the left side of the building - April 2019
2022 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 96-97p
Tasted in April 2023. 94% Semillon, 5% S. Blanc and 1% Muscadelle. Intense aromas of sweet oranges, heather honey, and bright acidity. Concentrated on the palate yet with flair and grace. Layered, great complexity, and sophisticated touch. Sublimely long finish.
2021 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 95p
Tasted in April 2022. Intense aromas of sweet oranges, guava, and honey, potent, bright acidity, well-structured, concentrated, and powerful on the palate yet with flair and grace. Layered, great complexity, and sophisticated touch. Sublimely long finish.
2020 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 94p
Tasted in November 2021. Aromas of mango, guava, apricot, some citrus on the nose and palate, flair, elegance and finesse, sophisticated touch, sweetness, and acidity made a great pair. Lush and honeyed finish. Splendid effort.
2019 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 96+p
Tasted twice - last time in November 2021. Consistent notes. 93% Semillon + 7% Sauvignon Blanc. Intense nose of sweet pineapple, grapefruit, and orange peel. Very concentrated and powerful on the palate, yet with flair and grace. Striking acidity and sweetness. Sophisticated and with a mega-long heather honey finish. Amazing stuff.
2018 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 95p
Tasted three times - last time in November 2021. Consistent notes. Plenty of aromatic tropical fruits on the nose, freshness, finesse, refined and creamy, acacia honey, fine acidity, and much focus. Elegant aftertaste.
2017 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 96p
Tasted twice - last time in November 2021. Consistent notes. Excellent acidity and sweetness, intense and concentrated, rich and remarkably complex. Superb performance from this property.
2016 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 94p
Here, it showed great intensity, complexity, sweetness, concentration, and length. Fine acidity, and very complex and refined. Splendid effort. Tasted twice - last time in April 2019 - consistent notes.
2015 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 95p
Flavors of red grapefruit, sweet mandarines, oranges, discrete but delicate acidity, well-constructed, refined with a long finish. Gorgeous wine. Tasted twice - last time in April 2019 - consistent notes.
2014 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 95p
Full of botrytised flavors like orange and mandarines, concentrated with excellent acidity, balance, and honeyed finish. Very representative of the vintage. Tasted in March 2015.
2013 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 95-96p
Very intense and aromatic, botrytised flavors in numbers, honey melon, great complexity, and a pleasing sweet finish. Great acidity to support sweetness. Excellent effort for the vintage. Tasted twice - last time in April 2019 - consistent notes.
2012 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 90p
Significantly lighter than recent vintages with less intensity of botrytised flavor, 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 a long honeyed finish. Fabulous wine. Tasted in April 2012.
2010 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 95-96p
This wine had an intense nose of grapefruit, acacia honey, and apricot, excellent acidity and balance, great depth, sweetness, and a 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. Splendid wine. Tasted twice - last time in March 2014. Consistent notes.
2008 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 90-93p
This wine showed spicy flavors, oak, power, a strong backbone, and a long aftertaste. One to watch in the future. I 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 the bottle. Tasted in April 2008.
2006 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY (barrel sample) 92p
Beautiful and powerful botrytised aromatic pineapple, pear, and apricot flavors 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, which beautifully mixes power and elegance. It seemed to follow in the 2001 vintage's tracks with excellently botrytised fruit flavors 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 expected a more energetic wine with more concentration than one tasted during the day. Even if it has excellent noble rot, lusciousness, super elegance, and delicate balance, this wine seems a bit flat, needs some freshness, and shows slightly under the level of this property's capacity. This wine may need some more time in the bottle. Have to retaste it soon. One to lay down for 10-15 years horizontally. Tasted in March 2006
2001 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 95-96p
Thrillingly aromatic botrytised flavors, 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 length 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. It tastes like candy, dense, classic with many, many nuances. Brilliant wine and excellent balance and finish. A delicacy of big caliber. Tasted twice - last time in March 2008. Consistent notes.
1990 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 94p
More alcohol felt here than in 2001, 1997, 1907, and 1906. More potent than usual with botrytised flavors of sweet/candied pineapple, apricot, and brown sugar. Very well-balanced, deep, and very honeyed aftertaste. Splendid effort. Tasted in March 2008.
1988 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 93p
Amber yellow. Orange peel, dried apricots, peaches, molasse, a perfect match between acidity and sweetness, and heather honey on the finish. Impressive wine. Tasted twice - last time in July 2021. Consistent notes.
1907 LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 98p
Simply magnificent wine giving aromas of mango and acacia honey and 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 more advanced in age with flavors of creme brulée and it's beauty anyway. Tasted in March 2008.
Fantastic double blast from the past - tasted in March 2008