is the smallest of the 1st classified crus from Sauternes in 1855 ( with its "only" 8,5 hectares), but it did not loose any of its greatness and charisma on the vintage 2014. Indeed, it offers a Sauternes
of a marvellous freshness and complexity. Clos Haut-Peyraguey 2014
created a remarkable blend. The Sémillon has a beautiful concentration: the freshness on the wine does not come from the Sauvignon blanc (5%) but from the Sémillon which does not suffer from any heaviness. The dessert wine is pure and the cleanness of the botrytis cinerea is precise and broad. The olfactory examination plundge us into a sensation of nervosity (freshness and acidity) that announces the balance and the long length on the mouth. The guava juice, dried apricot, mango, candied lemon and spices form a concert of aromas ad libitum. The first taste is upright, dynamic and develops on a mid-palate as complicated as the nose. The wine has a long finish, and is tightly-knit and very aery at the same time. The close on white pepper and ginger finish to sign this Sauternes full of grace. This wine is great for aging!
Parker : 92-94 / 100
J. Suckling : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey 2014 is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc picked between 16 September and 25 October. Michel Rolland actually told me that Bernard Magrez had insisted he oversee the wine himself despite Michel's protesting that Sauternes was not his area of expertise. Well, this is a damn fine Sauternes. It has captivating purity on the nose with that Sémillon in full flight, almost Climens-like in style. The palate is unctuous on the entry, the acidity nice judged, perhaps just a tad straight-laced on the finish but very pure and sensual. This is a very fine Clos Haut Peyraguey that could surpass recent vintages.