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Chateau Lafauris-Peyraguey Sauternes 1988

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The rich yet fresh and lively 1988 offers a compelling, flowery and honeyed bouquet of vanilla custard, buttery orange/apricot scents, and smoky creme brulee. The wine's zesty acidity brings everything into extraordinary clarity. With plenty of botrytis evident, this is a full-bodied, super-concentrated, fascinating, powerful yet elegant Sauternes that will age beautifully for 25-30 years.

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Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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4.00 5
03/05/2012

Fantastic aged Sauternes. Warm candied fruit flavors, cashews, burnt sugar but acidic grip hangs on like its climbing Everest. Such a treat. Was amazing with creme caramel. Would probably still be very much alive for years to come.


External Reviews for Chateau Lafauris-Peyraguey Sauternes

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The massively rich yet fresh lively 1988 offers a compelling flowery honeyed bouquet of vanilla custard buttery orange/apricot scents and smoky ceme brulee. The wine s zesty acidity brings everything into extraordinary clarity. With plenty of botrytis evident this is a full-bodied super-concentrated fascinating powerful yet elegant Sauternes that will age beautifully for 25-30 years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030. Last tasted 12/97 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Elegant yet intense medium-bodied; offers plenty of refined toast vanilla butter honey lemon-pie and spice flavors and a long long finish. Try in 1998. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2009

Elegant yet intense, medium-bodied; offers plenty of refined toast, vanilla, butter, honey, lemon-pie and spice flavors and a long, long finish. Try in 1998. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1988 Lafaurie-Peyraguey 750ml


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07/19/2007

The massively rich, yet fresh, lively 1988 offers a compelling, flowery, honeyed bouquet of vanilla custard, buttery orange/apricot scents, and smoky ceme brulee. The wine's zesty acidity brings everything into extraordinary clarity. With plenty of botrytis evident, this is a full-bodied, super-concentrated, fascinating, powerful yet elegant Sauternes that will age beautifully for 25-30 years.



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The rich yet fresh and lively 1988 offers a compelling, flowery and honeyed bouquet of vanilla custard, buttery orange/apricot scents, and smoky creme brulee. The wine's zesty acidity brings everything into extraordinary clarity. With plenty of botrytis evident, this is a full-bodied, super-concentrated, fascinating, powerful yet elegant Sauternes that will age beautifully for 25-30 years.

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