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Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2017

Bordeaux - Classified First GrowthSauternes - White - 14°
Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2017
$414 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML)| $69 / Unit
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An exceptional Sauternes in the style of Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Since its acquisition by the Swiss businessman Silvio Denz, the Sauternes First Classified Growth Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey in the south of the Bordeaux region has been restored to its former glory.

A challenging year full of contrasts, 2017 has nevertheless proven to have offered the perfect conditions to produce unforgettable Sauternes. This was clearly an exceptional year for Sauternes sweet wines. Under the excellent health conditions at the end of August and late-seasons conditions in September, the noble rot was able to develop perfectly on the perfectly ripened grapes. This produced the perfect quality botrytized Semillon (95% of the blend) and Sauvignon Blanc (5% of the blend) with highly concentrated aromas and sugars.

With an aromatic richesse, indulgent palate, perfect balance of sugar and acidity and freshness on the finish, the Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 2017 presents all of the qualities that mark a world-class Sauternes. Because the notions of art and terroir are deeply linked to the history of Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey, this nectar is presented in an exceptional bottle, adorned with the engraving "Femme et Raisins", following the model of René Lalique, created in 1928.

Parker : 95 / 100
J. Suckling : 97 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The nose of the 2017 Lafaurie-Peyraguey explodes with bombastic tropical fruits, stone fruit preserves, spices and florals with honey-nut nuances and a waft of crushed rocks. The palate is rich, concentrated, spicy, layered and fresh, finishing long. The blend is 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc.
BordeauxSauternes
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

Decanter
92

J. Robinson
17+

J. Suckling
97

Vinous - A. Galloni
97

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
95

On Special
No

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Classified First Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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