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    13
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

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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This is one of the most reliable properties in the district, who mix power and elegance in beautiful way. It seemed to follow in 2001 vintage's tracks with excellently botrytised fruit flavours of apricots, peaches, oranges/orange peel, lusciousness, refinement, super elegance and exquisite balance. Gorgeous wine for keeping in the next 15-20 years. Tasted three times - last time in March 2014. Consistent notes.

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Medium colour. Almond/ Turkish delight aromas. Sweet generous fleshy palate with opulent apricot/ Turkish delight flavours and fresh acidity. Finishes dry and long. Delicious 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 2005  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

This is one of the most reliable properties in the district, who mix power and elegance in beautiful way. It seemed to follow in 2001 vintage's tracks with excellently botrytised fruit flavours of apricots, peaches, oranges/orange peel, lusciousness, refinement, super elegance and exquisite balance. Gorgeous wine for keeping in the next 15-20 years. Tasted three times - last time in March 2014. Consistent notes.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2005  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

"Medium colour. Almond/ Turkish delight aromas. Sweet generous fleshy palate with opulent apricot/ Turkish delight flavours and fresh acidity. Finishes dry and long. Delicious wine."

2y 3m ago

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