La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2007

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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

Very, very intense aromas of dried apricot and lemon. Honey, syrup and Golden Delicious. Full-bodied, viscous and very sweet. Pour it on pancakes. ... Read more

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

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

(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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines apricot jam, peach, white plum and spicy, vanillin oak. Lush and fat with fruit; opulent and seamless. Wonderfully concentrated flavors of peach, nectarine and spices, with a whiff of menthol adding complexity. Fat and sweet but with lovely freshness and lift; in fact, this is showing more shape and thrust than it did from barrel a year ago. Finishes long and spicy, with very strong fruit. This is really delicious.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require at least 12 months to reveal the definition/ delineation so essential in these creamy, creme brulee, and honeysuckle-flavored offerings. Nevertheless, because this vintage is so highly regarded, I tasted through most of the top estates. The 2003s appear to be somewhat in the style of the 1990s, with high levels of residual sugar (higher than 2001 for the most part) as well as botrytis, low acidity, and fat, full-bodied personalities. This region's harvest began extremely early (early September), and was completely finished within three weeks. It does not appear that the nobleness and racy richness of the 2001 vintage will be found in the 2003s, but readers who like the big, flamboyant, over the style of the 1990s will enjoy the 2003s even more than I did. Unlike most of my red wine tastings, this offering was only tasted once. Readers should keep in mind that this is a very early, pre-bottling judgment from very unevolved wine that is not nearly as defined and easy to evaluate as the reds.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Dieser Wein zeigt eine goldgelbe Farbe. In der Nase sind Noten nach reifem Pfirsich, Honig und Karamell zu erkennen. Der Gaumen offenbart eine tolle Balance zwischen Süsse und Säure.

Dieser Wein zeigt eine goldgelbe Farbe. In der Nase sind Noten nach reifem Pfirsich, Honig und Karamell zu erkennen. Der Gaumen offenbart eine tolle Balance zwischen Süsse und Säure.

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