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Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2013

Mars 2016 - Yves Beck - Beckustator

98/100

Jaune doré. Bouquet expressif, floral et fruité. Mie de pain, noix de coco, eau de vie de kirsch, zeste d'orange, safran et truffe blanche. Attaque élégante, crémeuse, compacte. Le vin dispose d'une belle densité et de race. Le corps est puissant et bénéficie d'un excellent soutien de la structure, particulièrement en fin de bouche. Finale persistante et fruitée. Une très grande réussite. 2025-2055

 

February 2016 - James Suckling

95/100

A layered and structured Sauternes with dried apricot, melon, apple and hints of honey. Full body, very sweet and refined. Phenolic character gives this form and intensity. Very pretty. Fresh finish.

 

January 13, 2016 tastingbook.com Markus Del Monego

94/100

Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose, intially slightly closed. Complex fruit aroma reminiscent of ripe peaches and apricots, pineapple jam, stewed pear and hints of gingerbread. On the palate opulent but balanced sweetness, excellent length.

January 6, 2016 - Wine Spectator Insider - Vol. 12, No. 1 - James Molesworth

 

95/100

This packs some power, with ginger, dried peach and matchstick hints leading the way, but as this moves along, it slowly shows creamier quince, mango and papaya notes, and an alluring chamomile gilding. Still rather backward, so forget this one in the cellar for a bit. Best from 2018 through 2038.

Juin 2014 - mybettanedesseauve.fr - L'Express - JDD - Terre de Vins Les Echos
 

La sélection Bettane+Desseauve
18/20
Le vin est l'un des plus riches, mais aussi des plus élégants des dernières années, avec toute la gamme des arômes d'agrumes propres à l'année. Grand avenir et superbe départ pour Silvio Denz, le nouveau propriétaire.

 

Mai-juin 2014 - Gault & Millau

17,5/ 20

Quelle longueur, dans un style résolument moderne et très maîtrisé où la finesse et la fraîcheur prennent le pas sur la lourdeur! Ce sauternes ne s'impose pas, il est cependant présent sans relâche, mais en restant toutefois intensément subtil.

 

Mai 2014 - La Revue du Vin de France - R. Petronio

17/20

Beau parfum sur une note fraîche de pamplemousse suivie d'une touche poivrée. Une richesse contenue pour ce vin gracieux et non gracile pour amateurs de Sauternes pas trop riches. L'assemblage n'est pas encore définitif. Nous en avons dégusté deux différents: un premier valorisant la finesse du terroir avec une belle vivacité, puis un second plus ample mais moins gracieux. Le Suisse-Allemand Silvio Denz est le tout nouveau propriétaire de Lafaurie-Peyraguey. Il compte recentrer la production sur le coeur historique du terroir.

 

May 2014 - eRobertParker.com - Neal Martin

92-94/100

The Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a mineral-led, citrus-driven bouquet that is tightly wound at first - delicate touches of orange blossom and apricot emerging from the glass.

The palate is well-balanced and attired with a mellifluous, spicy entry. There is certainly good weight and concentration here, the finish long and satisfying, perfectly controlled. This is always a dark horse Sauternes and in 2013 they have produced something a little bit special.

 

Mai 2014 - René Gabriel - Bxtotal - Weinwisser

19/20

Leuchtendes Gelb. Ein Traumbouquet, viel helle Sultaninen, ein Hauch von tropicalen Früchten, Passionsfrucht und Nespoli, reife Aprikosen und frisch geschleuderter Honig. Saftiger, reicher Gaumen, tolle Süsskonzentration mit genügend stützender Säure, gebündeltes, sehr langes Finale. Von der Art her vielleicht mehr imposant wie elegant, aber das ist dann auch gleichzeitig eine Garantie für Übermorgen, was sein fantastisches Alterungspotential dokumentiert. Er unterscheidet sich von den anderen Sauternes insofern, dass man hier die Süsse und die Konzentration in einer Art Trockenbeerenauslese wahrnimmt. Also hat er auch etwas Legendenhaftes an sich, denn die grossen alten Lafaurie’s waren auch immer so. Der neue Besitzer Silvio Denz, will hier wohl eine neue klare, neue Messlatte vorlegen 2025 2065.

 

Mai 2014 - Le Nouvel Observateur - Gérard Muteaud

Dans "Spécial Primeurs - N'oubliez pas les liquoreux": Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey : fruits blancs (pêche, poire), belle finale sur une liqueur fine et gourmande.

 

Mai 2014 - thewinepatriot.com

94/100

Agrumes cuites, vanille, orange fraîche; bouche grasse, finale veloutée.

 

April 2014 - Decanter

17/20

Generous and broad, with plenty of botrytis influence. The palate is quite rich with a creamy texture and a lingering finish. Drink: 2019-2026

 

April 2014 - The Wine Review - CH'NG Poh Tiong

**** Pineapples, mango, and fragrant oak. Intensity of fruit balanced by great vivacity and freshness. Impressive lenght on the finish.

 

Avril 2014 - rive.droite.canalblog.com

93-95/ 100

Très belle olfaction de fruits exotiques, avec une note d'abricot. La bouche est élégante, riche, concentrée, profonde, rehaussé d'intenses fruits rôtis, qui soulignent une longue finale, très onctueuse, très intense, et harmonieuse.

 

Avril 2014 - Jean-Marc Quarin

16/20

Couleur jaune-vert. Nez fin fruité et bien plus nuancé que de coutume. Bouche fondante, aérienne, suave, avec un de touchers les plus fins que je lui connaisse. Belle présence. Grand équilibre, rappelant le 1983. Ce cru qui a changé de propriétaire (Silvio Denz l'a acquis) semble changer de philosophie et vouloir produire des vins moins massifs. C'est heureux ! 2016-2030

 

March 2014 - Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss

92-94/100

Barrel sample. Very tightly textured, this wine is closed, only slowly revealing its power and complexity. The acidity is strongly present, offering freshness at the end. 

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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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Fine intensity of botrytised flavors, great acidity and minerality, very complex with impressive length. Splendid effort for the vintage

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2013  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

Fine intensity of botrytised flavors, great acidity and minerality, very complex with impressive length. Splendid effort for the vintage

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2013  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

"2013 - different aroma here than in 2014, brown sugar, lighter, elegant but also a bit four-squared, nice aftertaste. 92p."

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