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Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 2001
SKU: 16642

Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 2001

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750ml
$99.99

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Starting with the 1979 vintage the wines have strengthened in character, richness, body and depth. Sémillon: brings structure, body and aging potential. Sauvignon: brings aromatic freshness and liveliness, especially in the wine's youth. Muscadelle: difficult to grow and only used in a small proportion, contributes to the wine's aromatic complexity. The wine is fermented and matured in oak casks. One-third of these are new each year. The maturing process covers two years. The wood from which these casks are made differs from the usual Limousin oak. They have chosen the oak of Merrian that possesses a higher tannin content, which gives the wine more backbone and durability.
Wine Advocate
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This superb, light to medium gold/green-hued Sauternes is a full-bodied, opulent, enormously endowed, moderately sweet offering with plenty of pineapple, peach, caramel, and smoky new oak characteristics. With great viscosity as well as richness, and good underlying acidity providing vibrancy and definition, it should be at its peak between 2008-2030.

Robert Parker, June 30, 2004
Wine Spectator
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Exotic and ripe with loads of tropical fruit and sweet fruit. Full-bodied, spicy and very long. Sweet and loaded with botrytis. This is a young Sauternes built for aging. Best after 2010.

James Suckling, September 15, 2004