Archive for the ‘Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey’ Category

2010 Sauternes at Suduiraut,
Filhot and Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The good news is that the 2010 Sauternes vintage looks every bit as exciting, but different, to the exceptional 2009.  The videos below were shot just before New Year in the vineyards of Chateau Suduiraut and in the cellars of Chateau Filhot with owner Gabriel de Vaucelles and Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey with manager Eric Larramona.  I had intended to taste a few wines just to see how they were coming along but it had been cold for so long (an unheard of 16 days of frost during December) that the exercise was pointless.  I will return in a couple of weeks time to see how they are getting along.  What I did capture were some fascinating opinions and comparisons between what are shaping up to be two great Sauternes vintages. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Our first visit to Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey to taste the excellent 2009 Sauternes vintage with Eric Larramona.  This video highlights just how difficult it is at this early stage to compare the different wines of Sauternes.  While his neighbours at Chateau Rayne-Vigneau have finished blending their wine in January, Eric’s lots are still in barrel and still on the lees – racking won’t begin until June!

Incidently both wines scored 97 points with The Wine Enthusiast Magazine so there is more than one way to make good Sauternes – ‘Vive la Difference!’  Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – First Growths (1 of 2)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The smile on my face says it all! I have never tasted anything like this before – the 2009 Sauternes and Barsac First Growths are consistently brilliant. In this first of two videos I give my first impressions of Coutet, de Fargues, de Rayne Vigneau, Guiraud, Lafaurie-Peyraguey and La Tour Blanche – if you watch one video then this should be the one!


I’ve promised Steve that my full tasting notes will be written up very soon so don’t forget to sign up at the top right hand corner of the page if you haven’t already and would like to have them. Bill Blatch

2007 Sauternes tasting – First Growth Chateaux (1 of 2)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Third video from the mammoth 2007 and 2009 Sauternes and Barsac tasting at Chateau de Fargues. This covers the first six out of thirteen 2007 First Growth wines including the highly rated Chateau Climens.


Other Chateaux in this flight of wines are Coutet, de Fargues, de Rayne-Vigneau, Guiraud and Lafaurie-Peyraguey. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes Trade Tasting – a glimpse behind the scenes

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

A rare glimpse behind the scenes at the first 2009 Bordeaux trade tasting including the fabulous Sauternes and Barsac wines. All the courtiers and négociants gather to get their first impressions of the vintage and what might be good wines for them to buy and sell on to the world wine trade.

2009 Sauternes and Barsac wines featured include Château Coutet, Château Filhot, Château Guiraud, Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Château Lamothe-Guignard, Château Rieussec, Château Suduiraut and Château La Tour-Blanche. Bill Blatch


2009 Sauternes Vintage Report