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At the heart of the great terroirs of the Sauternes 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. 

Harvesting: manual with successive rounds of highly selective picking (4 to 7, depending on the year) during the ripening period, in order to preserve the desired aromatic precision 

Environmental integrity: sustainable viticulture, no chemical herbicides 

Vinification: in fine-grained French oak barrels, with 40 to 70% new oak barrels each year depending on the vintage. Fermentation at between 17°C and 23°C in the air-conditioned, humidity-controlled winery, for 18 to 30 days depending on the batch 

Ageing: in French oak barrels, with 40 to 70% new oak barrels depending on the vintage, for 18 to 20 months 

Average production: 40000 bottles 

Second wine: La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey 
 

 

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Terrific Sauternes vintage with plenty of maturity and that was how the wine showed. Lots of lovely coconutty notes. A rich, lovely Sauternes of mid-length. Well cellared examples should hang around for quite a few years yet but no reason not to drink this wine now. 92
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Color: Beautiful Medium gold

 

Nose: Dried, rich honeyed fruit (mix of stone fruit – nectarines, peaches, apricots). Very dusty honey/botrytis quality. Quite powerful

 

Palate: Very rich, long, mouthful of honeyed peaches, nectarines, apples & spice, with an underlying caramel quality. Absolutely delicious. Just what I look for in a Sauternes of this age. From a half-bottle.

 

95 Points. If available probably about $50 US Retail for the half-bottle.

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Orange peel, brown sugar, perfect match between acidity and sweetness, aroma of heather honey. Impressive wine

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Sauternes, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1988  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

Orange peel, brown sugar, perfect match between acidity and sweetness, aroma of heather honey. Impressive wine

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1988  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

"Terrific Sauternes vintage with plenty of maturity and that was how the wine showed.
Lots of lovely coconutty notes. A rich, lovely Sauternes of mid-length. Well cellared examples should hang around for quite a few years yet but no reason not to drink this wine now.
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