2011 - Ch Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1er Cru Sauternes
07B1LPEYH _ 2011 - Ch Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1er Cru Sauternes - 24x37.5cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2017 - 2033
Case size
24x37.5cl
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2011 CH LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY 1ER CRU SAUTERNES - 24x37.5cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2017 - 2033
Case size
24x37.5cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £512.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2012,
    Score: 92-94

    The impressive Lafaurie Peyraguey has a light but well-defined, almond-scented nose with a satisfactory level of botrytis. With aeration, hints of pineapple begin to emerge with aromas of vanilla and white peach. The palate is medium-bodied with a very composed, very pure entry and a keen thread of acidity. It shows admirable weight and botrytization, with a gorgeous spicy finish that has impressive persistency. Drink 2015-2035.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2012,
    Score: 93-94

    A dense and rich Sauternes with nutmeg, dried mushroom, sweet apples and honey. Full, very sweet and long. Very concentrated.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2012,
    Score: 18

    Polished, intense with lifted flavours of marmalade and honeysuckle. Very focused, pure and elegant with enticing aromatics. Love the refreshing acidity and finesse in this wine. Drink 2021-2042. (4 stars).

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2012,
    Score: 89-92

    Plump pineapple, quince and roasted apricot notes, with a juicy, open-knit finish. A textbook introduction to Sauternes. Tasted non-blind.

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Producer

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey's history dates back to the 13th century and in the 1855 classificationwas rated very highly coming third behind La Tour Blanche and d'Yquem. The château is located inthe commune of Bommes and has 40 hectares of vineyards, planted with 90% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. The quality has improved since the late 1970s when Michel Laporet was appointed as administrator. He severely restricted the yields, introduced more rigorous selection procedures and initiated fermentation and maturation in oak casks.

Region

Sauternes

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.