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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 2007
Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 2007
(search item no. 104011)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes are hand picked extremely selectively on successive passes (4 to 7, depending on the year) according to their maturity, only harvesting those grapes that have attained the required degree of concentration under the influence of noble rot.

An average of 40 years, depending on the vintage.

My Notes:

About Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey:

In the heart of the Sauternes country, Ch√Ęteau Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a striking appearance, rising out of this gently rolling countryside. The walls surrounding it give it a Hispano-Byzantine look. Its XIIIth century gateway and castle towers, along with the main building rebuilt in the XVIIth century, are tangible proof of its age. Mr Lafaurie purchased it during the Revolution, in 1794, and his outstanding knowledge of things of the earth brought the vineyard immediate renown, which was carried on by Mr D. Cordier who became owner in 1917. It is rightly described as having the extravagance of perfection.