Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2000

Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey – First Growth Sauternes

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey, SauternesBill 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

Wine Advocate – Score 90/100

Wine Spectator – Score 85-88/100: Light, aperitif-style Sauternes.

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