2015 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey
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2015 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Since new owners took over at Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey in 2014 it has undergone a complete renovation of the cellars and winemaking facilities, along with a decrease in yields to ensure only the best grapes go into their top label. Their renewed attention to detail is also evident in the new bottle design, introduced from the 2013 vintage and featuring a smart engraved logo. The 41 hectare vineyard is planted on clay over limestone soils, with a varietal mix of 93% Semillon, 6% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle.

Other Reviews....
The 2015 Lafaurie-Peyraguey is pale lemon-gold in color with gorgeous candied citrus peel, orange marmalade and lemon tart notes with hints of musk perfume and honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate is rich and opulent with plenty of spicy notes coming through and a very long finish. Drink 2020 - 2046.
94 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (Feb 2018)

The 2015 Lafaurie-Peyraguey was picked from September 14 to October 21 at 18hl/ha via four tries, and matured in 65% new French oak for 16 months. There is 131g/L residual sugar. It has a very pure, seductive bouquet of quince and honey; later, pineapple and saffron aromas gently unfold in the glass. I find this has a touch more nuance and complexity than the 2016. The beautifully balanced palate offers superb tension and notes of wild honey, crème brûlée, praline and a hint of ginger. The acidity is brilliantly judged, and there is a sense of swagger on the finish. You could actually commit infanticide and drink it now, although I would prefer to wait at least a decade. It will certainly have a long life and will give a lot of drinking pleasure. Tasted from an ex-château bottle sent to my home. Drink 2023-2060.
95 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous (July 2019)

Try to imagine the most beautiful exotic-fruit coulis, and then you have an idea of how this new style of Sauternes smells. Stunning concentration and purity of flavor. The knife-edge acidity electrifies the palate and turns the finish into a fireworks display of fruit and mineral freshness. You could drink this now, but its got enormous aging potential.
97 points
James Suckling (Jan 2019)

This 36-hectare estate made a stunning Sauternes and the 2015 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (mostly Sémillon with 6% Sauvignon Blanc and a splash of Muscadelle) is loaded with notions of caramelized peach, orange marmalade, honey, and citrus oil. Full-bodied, incredibly opulent and rich, yet with good acidity, it’s a big, rich 2015 that has the concentration to keep for two decades or more. Tasted twice. This estate also utilizes Denis Dubourdieu as a consultant. Drink 2018 - 2038.
94 points
Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2017)