Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1998

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Wow. Unbelievable. Loads of lush spice and honey, with syrupy aromas. Full-bodied and superthick, with masses of fruit and a long, long finish. I h... Read more

Lafaurie-Peyraguey has produced some of Sauternes; most powerful wines for more than two decades now. The 2003 is no exception - Bordeaux's hottest... Read more

(Barrel tasting) Delicate young Sauternes, with lovely apple, pear and spice character. Medium- to full-bodied, with good concentration and a sweet... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Wow. Unbelievable. Loads of lush spice and honey, with syrupy aromas. Full-bodied and superthick, with masses of fruit and a long, long finish. I have to buy some of this!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Lafaurie-Peyraguey has produced some of Sauternes; most powerful wines for more than two decades now. The 2003 is no exception - Bordeaux's hottest summer on record produced a full-bodied dessert wine with incredibly intense apricot and honey aromas. The chateau uses more than 90 percent Semillon to achieve that concentration, planted on 100 acres of gravel that surround an imposing 13th century fortress chateau.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

(Barrel tasting) Delicate young Sauternes, with lovely apple, pear and spice character. Medium- to full-bodied, with good concentration and a sweet, spicy finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Unforgettable. Packs it in and doesn't pull punches, displaying chewy, bold, toasted oak character and honey, spice, dried apricot and pineapple flavors that end in a fresh finish. Best after 1998.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/14/2010

A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1998 Lafaurie-Peyraguey 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Very, very intense aromas of dried apricot and lemon. Honey, syrup and Golden Delicious. Full-bodied, viscous and very sweet. Pour it on pancakes. Love it. And drink it. Who can wait? Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Honey, dried pineapple, apricot and tropical fruit on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a spice, dried fruit and honey aftertaste. Balanced and pretty. Best after 2012.


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92-93 points Robert Parker. 91 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Liqueur-like aromas of pear, peach, white plum and honey, along with subtle oak notes. Fat, sweet, rich and oaky; a mouthfilling, honeyed Sauternes showing a bit of youthful aggressiveness. But long on the back end and very promising.

92-93 points Robert Parker. 91 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Liqueur-like aromas of pear, peach, white plum and honey, along with subtle oak notes. Fat, sweet, rich and oaky; a mouthfilling, honeyed Sauternes showing a bit of youthful aggressiveness. But long on the back end and very promising.

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