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2018 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes (375 mL)

2018 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes (375 mL)

96-97 Points - James Suckling
95 Points - Decanter
94-96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
90-93 Points - Wine Spectator


$54.00 Per Bottle

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  • PROJECT BDX '18 - EN PRIMEUR OFFER (Delivery Late 2021)

    An elegant Premier Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes

    A major property of the Silvio Denz Estates, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is an important reference of its appellation, and one that continues to grow in importance. This Premier Cru Classé of 1855 from Sauternes produces its great sweet wines from a vineyard of 36 hectares in the wine region of Bordeaux.

    Lafaurie-Peyraguey had a very high reputation during the 19th century and was rated third behind La Tour Blanche and d`Yquem in the 1855 classification. The estate is currently being rightfully returned to this great status.

    The Senz group also owns Chateau Faugeres in St. Emillion and Perfumes Lalique and have provided massive investments in the business including a new state of the art facility on site.


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    1. All wines are available in single bottles lots, unless otherwise stated (no minimum order requirement).
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    3. Full payment is due upfront immediately upon completion of an order in the checkout.
    4. All en primeur wines are expected to be released in the second-half of 2021. We will continue to keep you informed right up until the moment the wines are shipped, and will provide a more exact delivery date once the wines are on the water.
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  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The month of September 2018 was marked in Sauternes by an important drought, not particularly conducive to the development of the famous Botrytis Cinerea, the noble rot necessary for the production of Sauternes wines. Fortunately, the cool nights of late September, which contrasted with sunny days, created the right conditions for the arrival of the noble rot. Harvested in three successive passes, the botrytised grapes were harvested between 25 September and 29 October. This extended harvest window required a very precise selection of the grapes and the very thorough work of the teams yielded fruit limited in quantity (7hl / ha), but of very high quality.

    TASTING NOTES

    Composed of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2018 vintage of this great Sauternes wine is characterised by a rich and very distinctive aromatic profile: roasted fruits, candied orange peel, apricot, apple sauce... generous flavours that never become too heavy on the palate, even though the acidity is lower than in the 2017 vintage. The sharpness on the palate, which is tasty without becoming bitter, contributes to a balanced and delicious experience. A very successful vintage indeed.

  • REVIEWS

    'You can really see the wild botrytis character in this wine with lots of spice and dried-mushroom character. Full-bodied and intensely sweet palate, yet there’s bright acidity and a spicy finish.'
    96-97 Points - James Suckling


    'This is easily one of the best in the line up, sunflower yellow in colour and showing great focus. It has a lovely minerality that rises through the palate and lime notes that give focus to the rich, fleshy texture. This is very good quality and you can see that it’s a flexible wine that would go well with food. It’s perhaps a touch soft on the finish but there's an awful lot to like. A great job from Silvio Denz here. 20% new oak was used. A yield of 10hl/ha.'

    95 Points - Decanter


    'Acidity shoots through the botrytis tone, giving freshness that lifts the dry, intense core of the wine. Showing good balance already, it will obviously age well.'
    94 - 96 Points - Wine Enthusiast


    'With a nose of honeysuckle, orange, tropical fruit, vanilla, white peach and marmalade, there is a lot of sweetness here, and just enough acidity to give it pop.'
    93 Points - The Wine Cellar Insider