Lafaurie Peyraguey 2001
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.
|Score: 96||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004|
|Score: 91/94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 91/93+||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
The Lafaurie Peyraguey is rather reticent on the nose compared to its peers: touches of barley sugar and butterscotch only gradually unfurling in the glass but never really getting out of fourth gear. The palate is much more convincing. It is well balanced but with a slight bitterness on the entry. It feels just a little pinched though there is pleasant touch of spice on the Barsac-like finish with that hints of saffron on the aftertaste that I noticed back in 2011. Fine. Drink 2014-2030
|Score: 91||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (215), October 2014|
|Score: 95/100||James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002|
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