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Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey Sauternes Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey Sauternes, Premiers Crus, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

The stunningly beautiful chateau of Lafaurie Peyraguey was built as far back as the 13th century. In those days, it was used as a fortress. The first known owner of what we call Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey today was Sieur Raymond Peyraguey, who moved to the Sauternes appellation after purchasing the property in 1618. The last name of the Peyraguey family is of course where the estate took the second part of its name. Over one century later, in 1796, the estate was obtained by Monsieur Lafaurie. After Lafaurie added his name to the label, as was the custom of the day, the Bordeaux wine property changed its name for the last time to Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey.

Jumping ahead to modern times, in 1917, Desire Cordier, a Bordeaux wine negociant purchased Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey. The Cordier family owned several other Bordeaux wine properties including Gruaud Larose and Talbot as well as their negociant business. Their negociant arm helped to handle the exclusive distribution of the wines of Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey for more than 80 years. In 1984, the entire Cordier Group was sold to the GDF Suez Company.

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In January, 2014, Silvio Denz, the owner of numerous chateaux including Peby Faugeres in St. Emilion purchased Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey from GDF Suez. Rumors placed the value of the transaction at close to 10 Milllion Euros. With the spare no expense attitude of Silvio Denz, it will be interesting to see what changes and improvements take place at Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey.

Part of the plans made by the new owner Silvio Denz for Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey include decreasing the yields and production to improve the quality. Future vintages will only use grapes from the best 17 hectares of vines for the Grand Vin. The portion of land that is being leased by estate is going to be off loaded. Denz has told vineyard owners in Sauternes if suitable land becomes available, he is interested in purchasing it, if the vines will add and improve the quality of Lafaurie Peyraguey. Silvio Denz is also seeking to improve wine tourism at Lafaurie Peyraguey as he is turning a portion of the large chateau into a hotel.

The large, 41 hectare Sauternes vineyard of Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey has a terroir of silica gravel and clay with gravel soils. The vineyard of Lafaurie Peyraguey is planted to 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle with a vine density that is kept at an interesting 6,666 vines per hectare. On average, the vines are close to 40 years of age.

To produce the wine of Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey, after vertical pressing, vinification takes place in new and used, French oak barrels. The wine is aged in 35% new, French oak barrels for 18 months.

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey produces an average of 5,500 cases of Sauternes per year. There is a second wine, La Chapelle de Lafaurie Peyraguey. The estate also made a dry white wine, Le Brut de Lafaurie. It is important to note that out of the 5,500 cases of wine produced since Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey was purchased by Silvio Denz in 2014, less than 40% of the production will be placed into the Grand Vin. The remainder of the harvest will be used to produce either dry white Bordeaux wine, or the second wine, La Chapelle de Lafaurie Peyraguey. This is much closer to the level of production that was taking place at Chateau Lafaurie Peyrague at the time of the 1855 classification of Bordeaux.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2009 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

    1. Apricot, orange, honey and pear notes produce a perfume that has trouble catching your attention. The palate does not ave enough going to create excitement. This is a plesant Sauternes, but it lacks the depth, complexity and definition that makes the wines great.

      89 points - Tasted
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  2. 2007 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

    1. What a nice, finesse style of Sauternes. Focused on freshness, coupled with ripe, honeyed fruits, the wine offers apricot, orange, pineapple and candied citrus rind with sweet vanilla accents and refreshing acidity giving this taste treat lift, along with its honeyed tropical fruit flavors. I enjoy Sauternes young, but this is only going to get better with time.

      93 points - Tasted
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    2. Rich, sweet, lush, pure, clean and with the right amount of freshness, this honey drenched, apricot, vanilla, floral, spice and candied citrus peel flavored wine is a pure delight to drink. But its best days are in the future with another 5 - 10 more years in the cellar.

      93 points - Tasted
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  3. 2005 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

    1. Lacking the depth and concentration found in the best vintages of Lafaurie Peyraguey, the wine focuses on its apricot, floral, honey, spice, vanilla and orange marmelade perfume. Soft, sweet and ready, this finish serves up sweet, bright, tropical fruits with orange honey in the end notes.

      91 points - Tasted
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  4. 2001 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

    1. With layers of sweet, ripe, tropical pineapple, apricots, orange, peach, vanilla and honey, this medium/full bodied sweet, Bordeaux wine offers a juicy mouthful of rich, spicy, honey coated nuts and ripe yellow fruits. This is a Sauternes I enjoy drinking during its first two decades of life. This is probably not a wine to hold for longer periods of time.

      93 points - Tasted
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  5. 1990 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

    1. There is a deep gold, with copper color in its hue. Thick, fat, very sweet, with honey coated apricots, orange rind, pineapple and tangerine. This is probably fully mature at this point. There is no reason to age this any longer as the sweetness seem to be less than it was a few years ago.

      90 points - Tasted
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  6. 1988 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

    1. Deep gold in color, butterscotch, tropical fruits, honey, apricot and vanilla scents were in abundance. Still young, sweet, fresh, and rich, this delicious, sweet Bordeaux wine is drinking great today.

      93 points - Tasted
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    2. Honey coated apricots, orange rind, caramel, vanilla, smoke, pineapple and spice are easy to find. Sweet, round and fully mature, this delicious Sauternes fills your mouth with layers of caramel coated oranges, nectarines and spice. There is no reason to wait to drink this wine as I doubt it will get better in time. Wines like this make me think I need to drink more sweet wines as they are unique.

      93 points - Tasted
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    3. This wine has the unique distinction of owning the most difficult name in Bordeaux to pronounce correctly. It's also an elegant, fully mature wine that delivers sweet, orange, pineapple, mango and nectarine with honey and toasted vanilla flavors.

      92 points - Tasted
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    4. On the nose, rich, ripe, sexy, honeyed fruit, flowers and custard notes. Medium/full bodied with ripe, sweet, honey and nut crusted tropical fruit, this was wine to end the night with.

      95 points - Tasted
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  7. 1983 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

    1. Fully mature, with a honey, apricot, caramel, roasted pineapple and orange marmelade nose, the wine is medium bodied and elegant in style, offering a delicous mouthful of over ripe apricots, tropical fruit and honey in the finish.

      92 points - Tasted
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