Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 2009 En Primeur Sauternes

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 2009 En Primeur Sauternes

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey – First Growth Sauternes

Bill Blatch: Eric Larramona has been quietly brining round this estate’s wines from the heavier style of yore into a more refined and complex vein, and this year it really shows. It retains some of the brash, frankly sweet and thickly-endowed qualities that are probably more to do with the soil structures of the property that to the harvesting. At 139 g/l residual, it is in line with many other First Growths, but this time there is a complexity in the flavour and a tone to the acidity that give a certain lift to all this concentration; Possibly one for the long haul.

Wine Spectator – Score 90-93 Points: Focused and very clean, with apple pie and crème brûlée aromas. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a fruity finish. A little one-dimensional.

Decanter –18 Points:  Slightly more golden-like colour than others, but keeping green undertones, absolutely glorious from the beginning to the end, great future!

Jancis Robinson 17+ Points: Quite deep gold. Looks very fat. Not very much nose, and sheer weight is its strong point. A bit chewy. This should give pleasure but it’s not one of the most subtle. Raw pear juice. Bit of a boxer. Though with good acidity. Drink 2018-2030

Wine Advocate – 92-94 Points: There is some SO2 masking the nose here, which is difficult to assess. However, the palate is well balanced with fine minerality, bright citrus fruit, orange zest, a touch of white peach and apricot, good tension towards the finish with a dash of lemongrass on the aftertaste. There is very good weight and botrytis on this Lafaurie Peyraguey that linger seductively.

All prices are £ per case, In Bond UK. Wines are currently in barrel and will be bottled and shipped from 2012 after which either in bond storage, in bond delivery or duty paid delivery (including VAT) charges will be invoiced at 2012 rates.

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