2016 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

750 ml

$52.99

46 in stock

Appellation: Sauternes

Ratings: JS 98-99  AG-96  WE 93-95  RP-94  WS 91-94  NM-93  DC-92

 

 

46 in stock

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“This is really crazy. The layers of fruit to this and the sheer intensity are really superb. Full-bodied and very sweet yet energetic and focused. Dense and tight. Tasted it and said OMG right away!” (4/2017) 98-99 pts, James Suckling

“The 2016 Lafaurie-Peyraguey is stunning. Unctuous, layered and supremely beautiful, the 2016 has so much to offer. Baked apple, dried lemon peel, and a host of exotic floral notes all grace this exquisite Sauternes from Silvio Denz. The 2016 is rich and quite deep, and yet retains a striking sense of grace. In a word: gorgeous.” (1/2019) 96 pts, Antonio Galloni for Vinous

“Barrel Sample. A perfectly balanced wine, this boasts a beautiful harmony between bright acidity and ripe, sweet fruit. It is rich, but balanced by great acidity as well as lingering spicy notes. It is suited for long-term aging.” (4/2017) 93-95 pts, Wine Enthusiast

“The pale lemon colored 2016 Lafaurie-Peyraguey (composed of 93% Sémillon, 6% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle) has a complex nose of chalk dust, honeycomb and almond croissant over a core of marmalade, peach cobbler and lemon curd. Sweet, concentrated, and backed up by oodles of racy freshness, it has a very long, layered finish.” (11/2018) 94 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“This has a good, direct core of apricot, peach and mango notes, with a warm piecrust backdrop through the rounded finish. Still showing a bit of turbidity, so could move up as it continues to settle in. (2017) 91-94 pts, Wine Spectator

“The 2016 Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a very pure, honeyed, brioche- and clementine-scented bouquet, not powerful but certainly seductive. The palate is well balanced, viscous and generous, with a honeyed opening and an almost creamy, almond-tinged finish and a long, honeyed aftertaste. Though not the best recent vintage of Lafaurie-Peyraguey that I have tasted, it is certainly a gorgeous Sauternes.” (01/2019) 93 pts, Neal Martin for Vinous

“This has a lovely texture and shows a clear botrytis character, with a lift of menthol freshness and twist of lime on the finish. Pinpricks of enjoyable bitterness on the final push give contrast to the rich body.” (4/2017) 92 pts, Jane Anson for Decanter

“Floral, round and open. Good structure and rather exotic and distinctive. Rather compelling. 17.5/20 points” (10/2018) Jancis Robinson

 

 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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