2021 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Grand Vin Sec Bordeaux Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2021 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Grand Vin Sec  (Bordeaux) 92
White peach, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and flowers on the nose and on the crisp, bright, pure, clean palate. This is already just great to taste. Drink from 2023-2032. 92-92

White peach, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and flowers on the nose and on the crisp, bright, pure, clean palate. This is already just great to taste. Drink from 2023-2032. 92-92

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When to Drink Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey can be enjoyed on the young side with no decanting. In fact, it is delicious and quite a treat young, even on release! However, like all great wines, Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey is much better with age and does not reach full maturity until it's between 15-40 years of age, or in some years, perhaps even longer in the best vintages! That is when the magic happens!

But that is unrealistic for 99% of the world's wine drinkers. So, enjoy it on any special occasion that calls for it.

Of course, the wine is sweet, but there is so much, incredible, racy acidity, the wine always feels fresh, and never cloying, which makes it quite fun to enjoy young. With Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey and frankly, all Sauternes, the temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey is best served at 14 degrees Celsius, 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine will naturally warm in the glass, while it develops more aromatic complexities and fleshes out.

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey can be served with seafood dishes, especially shellfish, lobster, crab, and oysters on the half shell. Foie gras is a perfect pairing with its natural sweet, salty and savory characteristics. Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey can also be paired with roasted chicken, veal, and pork dishes that are either spicy or prepared with a touch of sweetness.

Spicy Asian cuisine, raw fish, like sushi or sashimi, and cheese, both hard and soft also make great pairings with Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey.

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