Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2004
Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey – First Growth Sauternes
Bill Blatch: This is perhaps the vintage where we can see most clearly the shift in style of this château from the heavier more dessert-wine-only wines of yore to a wine that is just as dense, if not more so (that is the soil operating) but which now has a tangier fruit and a tighter more complex and interesting botrytis expression. Its price was calculated at a time when they were reducing their stocks of the 90s vintages, so they made sure it would work and this is the deal of the new-style Lafaurie.
£306.02 / case halves