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History

THE PROUD HISTORY OF A PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ
A very old wine-producing property of 36 hectares, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is located in the heart of the Sauternes region, on high ground just outside the village of Bommes.

Maisons Rouges (part of Lafaurie-Peyraguey) was a Roman staging post, and the oldest stones of the perimeter wall and the entrance, thought to be the most ancient structure in the commune of Bommes, date from the 13th century. The wealth of relics and archive material preserved at the château bear witness to the rich heritage of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey: eight centuries of history preserved!

 

1618: Sieur Peyraguey, the first known owner, a “rural bourgeois”
1742: Pierre de Pichard, a landowner in Bommes, consolidated the property, followed in the second half of the 18th century by his grandson, Nicolas Pierre de Pichard, the first President of the Parliament of Bordeaux (guillotined in 1794).
1796: Pierre Lafaurie turned the property into a “cru”, by investing in the wine’s quality.
1837: Pierre Lafaurie’s eldest son ensured the cru’s survival with its classification in 1855.
1865: Count Duchâtel purchased Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, renovating and modernizing it.
1879: Farinel and Grédy, two Bordeaux wine merchants acquired the estate.
1917: Désiré Cordier, a wine merchant, became the owner of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey.
1984: The Suez group undertook an ambitious renovation programme between 1998 and 2005.
2014:Silvio Denz becomes the owner of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey.

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Vineyards

At the heart of the great terroirs of theSauternes region, Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s vineyard is located on the terrace of Sauternes gravel, 70 metres above sea level, just next to Château d’Yquem. The “Enclos” and “Maisons Rouges” plots represent the historic heart of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s magnificent terroir, consisting of gravel from the Quaternary era which was deposited here more than 600,000 years ago, on a substratum of Aquitania limestone.

Silvio Denz’s objective is to produce very fine wines from the best terroirs. Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey will be made from the vines of the great historic 1855 terroirs in order to enhance its quality.

 

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Winemaking

The ambitious renovation program conducted by the former owner led to the restoration of the entire installation, cellars and château. The technical facilities were completely updated to conform to new regulatory and environmental requirements. The cellars are fully air-conditioned, with humidity control. Invitation to Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey. 

Through Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Silvio Denzwishes to contribute to wine tourism in theSauternes region, which has relatively little capacity to receive visitors. With 13 bedrooms, the château is well-suited to receive professionals and wine enthusiasts.

 

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Inside information

A great wine enthusiast, Silvio Denz, founded the Swiss company, Ermitage Holding S.A., in 1999, owner of “Denz Weine” in Zurich (which developed the largest auction house for wines in Switzerland), Casa del Vino, and two wine properties: Clos d’Agon in Catalonia andMontepeloso in Tuscany. 

In 2005, Silvio Denz bought Château Péby Faugères and Château Faugères, both Grands Crus Classés in Saint Emilion, andChâteau Cap de Faugères (Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux). In 2010, with his friend Peter Sisseck, Silvio Denz purchased Château Rocheyron, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. 

And in 2010, with his friend Peter Sisseck, he purchased Château Rocheyron, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. The acquisition of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey in 2014 represents Silvio Denz’s commitment to the domain of sweet white wines.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  126 wines 

Every now and again one stumbles across a paradox that confounds the accepted natural order of things. The 2016 Bordeaux vintage was born out of a growing season that was near-catastrophe and near-perfection. After the Hesperian Dragon’s relentless torment, the Titan God Atlas had seemingly kept the sky aloft with the help of a Phoenix. Following five months of diabolical weather patterns, a warm to hot dry summer arrived in the nick of time, not only saving a vintage, but creating one of the most spectacular vintages in a lifetime.


 The sense of relief in Bordeaux must have been as thrilling as avoiding the bullet of Russian Roulette, or the adrenalin of surviving a base-jump. The razor’s edge has never been so exquisitely fine. While the end result is not always perfect, with the odd abrasions here and there, the overall quality of the 2016 Bordeaux vintage is remarkably consistent with many Chateaux making some of their best wines in 50 years. Typically, the wines have deep colours, pure fruit aromatics, generous saturated flavours, dense rich tannin structures and bell clear acidities. Precision, freshness, elegance, smoothness and “delicate opulence” are words that are being used by various Chateaux to describe their wines.


 The Bordelais are, of course, the world’s greatest spin doctors. They leave snake charmers for dead when it comes to the art of mesmerising. The newly opened and impressive Cité du Vin, which sits on the banks of the Garonne River in Bordeaux, sparkles like a polished turd; a monument to the exaggerations and optimism of this particular type of fine wine game. Momentum is achieved through belief. There is no room for wavering or self-doubt.

2m 4d ago

 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  161 wines 

Bordeaux 2016 vintage!

2m 8d ago

 Juerg Richter / Sauternes Expert, Wine Writer (Switzerland)  tasted  71 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  71 wines 

71 vintages of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey from 1906 to 2014!

2m 11d ago

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1946, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1998, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1957, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1948, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1961, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2003, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2005, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1949, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1964, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1970, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1978, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1987, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1995, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2009, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1927, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1953, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1975, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1991, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1985, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1996, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2013, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1928, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1955, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1977, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1926, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1959, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1997, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1938, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1934, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1966, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1981, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1988, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1994, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2001, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1936, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1942, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1967, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1982, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1989, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1990, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1945, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1937, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1969, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1983, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1984, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1992, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2014, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1929, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1947, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1973, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1939, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1950, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1976, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1986, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1993, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1913, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1912, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1909, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1906, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1907, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1916, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1914, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1917, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1918, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1919, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1920, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1921, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1922, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1923, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1924, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1925, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  272 wines 

BORDEAUX VINTAGE 2016 / Tasting "en primeur" is a challenge every year. The wines tasted are showing a tendency only and it is still the beginning of a longer process of evolution and maturation in the barrels. There might be some changes during the next year and a half until the wines will be bottled, but already today the tendency is quite clear. For most of the red wines it will be an outstanding vintage, a vintage for Cabernet, old vines, limestone and clay soil. It was a challenging year for the vintners. An incredibly wet spring was worrying the winegrowers and at the beginning of June, the spirits were down. However warm and dry weather between June 3 and June 11 creating an close to ideal situation for the flowering and good weather conditions starting in mid June changed the nature of the vintage. The fine weather continued into July and August. The month of August was featuring hot weather and a remarkable amount of sunshine but the absence of rain let to water stress. Heavy rain in mid September set an end to water stress and when the sun returned on September 20 the vintage was saved as there was excellent weather till to the end of the harvest. The effects were various. the white wines are on a good quality level and display fruit and flavour but the acidity is lower than in previous vintages and the white wines show an opulent and rather soft style. The noble sweet wines are extremely pure and are more on the rich and powerful side than on the freshness. For the red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the vintage an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

2m 12d ago

 Jan-Erik Paulson, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  12 wines 

What a great evening. Fantastic food, sensational winnes and fabulous company.
I am a very lucky person to have friends like this.

7m 26d ago

 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  61 wines 

“I did have quite great expectations for 2015 vintage while tasting barrel samples in two first weeks in April 2016. Mainly because I witnessed during 10 days stay in Bordeaux (28.09 - 08.10), exceptional quality of grapes, their ripeness inside and outside, and very favourable weather in September and October, which promised so much. Expectations weren't fulfilled 100% unfortunately. Anyway, 2015 has nothing to be ashamed of!”

1y 16d ago

 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  5 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  50 wines 

“Bordeaux 2015 Vintage Part I / I did have quite great expectations for 2015 vintage while tasting barrel samples in two first weeks in April 2016. Mainly because I witnessed during 10 days stay in Bordeaux (28.09 - 08.10), exceptional quality of grapes, their ripeness inside and outside, and very favourable weather in September and October, which promised so much. Expectations weren't fulfilled 100% unfortunately. Anyway, 2015 has nothing to be ashamed of!”

1y 1m ago

 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  109 wines 

“Bordeaux 2015 Part II / Château Margaux 2015 / 100-points / Medium deep colour. Lovely cherry, cola, herb aromas. Silky smooth beautifully balanced wine with red currant, red cherry plum flavours with graphite, espresso, chinotto notes, fine loose knit lacy slightly graphite textures and roasted coffee mocha notes. Fruit expands towards the back palate with light graphite plume at the finish. One of the great wines of the vintage and an evocative salute to Ch Margaux’s great winemaker Paul Pontallier (22nd April 1956 – 27th March 2016). 98-100 points ”

1y 1m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  502 wines 

“2015 will be one of the excellent vintages however hardly to compare to 2009 and 2010 or 2005. In 2015 the region played a major role, terroir was the key to success. For red wines, the limestone plateau in Saint-Emilion performed extremely well as there was water available during the hot summer days and drainage proved to be ideal during rainy August. Therefore the best wines of Saint-Emilion come from limestone soils. The sandy parts of the appellation produced a quite heterogeneous result. In Pomerol it looked the same with very successful wines from the central plateau and more heterogeneous qualities from the areas around. In Fronsac it was not only the terroir which proved important, the vintners decision had a major impact. Pessac-Léognan did extremely well in this vintage with a homogenous quality. The Médoc was divided. The southern part, mainly Margaux and the southern part of Saint-Julien have seen less rain and produced more powerful wines. The northern part of the Médoc, especially Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe have produced a very fine and elegant style with excellent persistence. On the good terroirs, the seeds were ripe which results in very ripe tannins with a silky or velvety expression. In addition the cooler conditions of autumn provoked a very pure and fresh fruit. For the dry white wines the quality depends very much on the origin again. Due to the hot and dry growing season, a lot of white wines show very mild, almost soft acidity but also some phenolic hints in the aftertaste. A few dry white wines are standing out, having preserved freshness and acidity. The sweet wines are remarkably good, very rich in character and the best of them have a crisp acidity balancing the opulent sugar. The tasting conditions were rather good, however the weather was quite mixed affecting the presentation of the wines. The wines were tasted blind where possible and open. The final decision on the rating is based on both tasting types.”

1y 2m ago

 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  41 wines 

“Bordeaux 2015 Vintage TOP 40 / The wines on this list is chosen for their believed future score and and thereafter in the order that I would like to buy them to have them in my collection (if I had money dripping from my finger tips) but there are, luckily, some wines on this list that are not overly expensive. After five hundred and fifty plus wines tasted of the 2015 vintage more or less everything there is to taste of names have been tasted, some, when in doubt about the sample has been tried again if possible. The wines are very good if maybe not at the level som have suggested. It does not rival 2010, not 2005 either. 2000, 2001 and 2014 in parts seems to be somewhere to put it, and 1985 has come to mind several times over with the pure fresh elegance and charm.

The wines are far more precise and concentrated than 1985 ever was, but the style seems similar. These are wine that will be very easy to enjoy with high quality and on a whole, the best vintage since 2010, especially on the Right Bank. Some excellent and superb wines in Pomerol, and a more fine grained and fine tuned and fresher, more brilliant style of Saint-Emilion. Left bank is more varied, Margaux and Saint-Julien the most homogenous. There are many great wines just off this list, these are the ones I expect to land at 95 score or higher. None at one hundred this time around. The wine are fragrant, red fruity, many has used everything they had of Cabernet Franc, so a violets note is quite typical, especially on the Right Bank.

1y 2m ago

 Bob Thompson / Wine Writer, Pro (South Africa)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey . In a tasting of  25 wines 

“Sauternes 1975 and 1976 tasting: Château Climens 1976 - 96 points: Decanted for one and half hour. Retained its best characteristics for three hours after opening. Wine level by the neck. The wine is temptingly golden. A charmingly open, mature and full nose. Still an attractively sweet, lively and multi-layered wine. Soft creamy texture. Excellent balance and a refined aftertaste. A perfect Sauternes from a suberb vintage.”

1y 3m ago

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