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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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I have actually expected a more energetic wine with more concentration than one tasted at the day. Even if it has excellent noble rot, lusciousness, super elegance and fine balance, this wine seems however to be a bit flat and lacks some freshness, and shows slightly under the level of this property's capacity. Maybe this wine just needs some more time in the bottle. Have to retaste it soon. One to lay down for 10-15 years horisontally.

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Blind, nowhere close..... Golden with amber hue. Pineapple, botrytis, vanilla, slightly burnt and caramel. Fresh acidity, refreshing and almost yoghurtish acidity, refreshing but lean. Some caramel and apricots. Good length.
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Sauternes, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2003  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

I have actually expected a more energetic wine with more concentration than one tasted at the day. Even if it has excellent noble rot, lusciousness, super elegance and fine balance, this wine seems however to be a bit flat and lacks some freshness, and shows slightly under the level of this property's capacity. Maybe this wine just needs some more time in the bottle. Have to retaste it soon. One to lay down for 10-15 years horisontally.

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2003  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

"Blind, nowhere close..... Golden with amber hue. Pineapple, botrytis, vanilla, slightly burnt and caramel. Fresh acidity, refreshing and almost yoghurtish acidity, refreshing but lean. Some caramel and apricots. Good length. "

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