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Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey - Sauternes 2005
 

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey  Sauternes  2005

White
ws
92
we
93
Category Whites
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc , Semillon
Region France
Producer Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
$89.99
On Sale $69.99
SKU08822
Wine Spectator  
There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and flavorful. Dense and rich. Best after 2012. —James Suckling, 92 points
Wine Enthusiast  
Classic Sauternes, treading the fine line between sweetness and elegance. Initially, it seems to be dominated by the botrytis, but then sweet fruits also show, with ripe yellow fruits, honey and almonds, touched with citrus. As it develops, the wine will become richer and more intense. —Roger Voss, 93 points
Wine Advocate  

The 2005 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey offer apricot, fig jam and touch of almond on the focused bouquet, grilled walnut coming through later. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, quite structured and almost austere in comparison with other vintages. There is good tension here, vibrant and citric with impressive mineralité towards the finish. This has great potential.

91 points
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Tasting Notes  
Starting with the 1979 vintage the wines have strengthened in character, richness, body and depth. Sémillon: brings structure, body and aging potential. Sauvignon: brings aromatic freshness and liveliness, especially in the wine's youth. Muscadelle: difficult to grow and only used in a small proportion, contributes to the wine's aromatic complexity. The wine is fermented and matured in oak casks. One-third of these are new each year. The maturing process covers two years. The wood from which these casks are made differs from the usual Limousin oak. They have chosen the oak of Merrian that possesses a higher tannin content, which gives the wine more backbone and durability.

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