Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2004

Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey – First Growth Sauternes

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey, SauternesBill 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

International Wine Cellar – Score 88/100: Palish yellow. Discreet, pure aromas.

Wine Spectator – Score 91/100: Offers a wonderful nose.

Jancis Robinson – Score 16.5/20

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