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2014 Chateau Clos Haut-Peyraguey

Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$83. 99 Bottle
$1007.88 Dozen
Other Reviews...
The Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey 2014 is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc picked between 16 September and 25 October. Michel Rolland actually told me that Bernard Magrez had insisted he oversee the wine himself despite Michel's protesting that Sauternes was not his area of expertise. Well, this is a damn fine Sauternes. It has captivating purity on the nose with that Sémillon in full flight, almost Climens-like in style. The palate is unctuous on the entry, the acidity nice judged, perhaps just a tad straight-laced on the finish but very pure and sensual. This is a very fine Clos Haut Peyraguey that could surpass recent vintages.
92-94 points
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate # 218 April, 2015

Unctuous pineapple, nectarine and mango flavors pump along, backed by good ginger and orange zest notes. Solidly built.
92-95 points
J.M. - Wine Spectator

Brooding aromas of tropical fruit and spice need plenty of aeration and speak of the 95% Semillon in the blend. Mouthcoating tannins. Very sweet (at 145 g/L RS - one of the sweetest 2014s), rich style, but balanced. Great stuff.
18/20pts (93/100pts)

This is really dense and powerful with loads of dried botrytis fruits and flavors. Full body, medium sweetness and a long finish. Impressive.
95-96 points
James Suckling