Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2000
Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey – First Growth Sauternes
Bill Blatch: This is quite a light, soft Lafaurie, during a period when these wines were pretty heavy-set. So this is a real breath of fresh air and points to the very vibrant style of more recent vintages. This 00 seems full of richness yet, at 107 g/l residual, it is not tremendously sweet. So the extremely interesting fresh-fruit qualities can really express themselves and prevent the wine from becoming cloying. It won’t go for a hundred years but is a real pleasure to enjoy right now, I would say particularly with roast meats and stronger cheeses rather than desserts or foie gras.
£241.80 / case bottles
£296.17 / case halves