The 2014 Lafaurie-Peyraguey has been released and will be bottled in the beautiful Lalique engraved bottled held proudly by winemaker Eric Larramona in this picture.
New owner Silvio Denz has started the process of bringing the property back to its former glory and the 2014 is a big step forward. To find out just what the scale of the task is we went through a number of older vintages in a fantastic vertical tasting comprising of four pairs of wines. First up were the 1988 and 1986, followed by the 1964 and 1961. As if that wasn’t enough we then tried four wines from the 1920’s – first the 1927 and 1928 followed by the 1926 and 1920.
What was immediately evident is that the wines of Lafaurie-Peyraguey age beautifully. All of these vintages are good ones with many in the ‘fresh and fruity’ category such as the fantastic 1988 and the sensational 1920. There is every chance that Silvio and Eric’s efforts with the 2014 will last just as long and give just as much pleasure.
For more information about all of the 2014 wines released so far with all my tasting notes visit our Online Shop. Enjoy! Bill Blatch