2007 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1039001

91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Thick and rich, with lots of dried pineapple and honey character. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with some spice and a long finish. Powerful." (Web only, 2008) K&L's notes - So spicy...coconut aromas and flavors. Clyde loves this. Ralph: Nice honey and citrus undertones. 91-93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is another very primal, honeyed nose that is still a little yeasty but there appears to be good fruit concentration with honey, mango and apricot. The palate is displaying very good delineation and minerality, very vibrant and focused with a crisp, zest finish. Good level of botrytis towards the finish, very good length. Very fine. Drink 2012-2030. Tasted April 2008." (04/08) K&L's Bordeaux buyer, Clyde Beffa Jr, says this is even better than their 2001! K&L's notes - So spicy - coconut aromas and flavors. Clyde loves this. Ralph: Nice honey and citrus undertones. Please note - 2007 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will tentatively arrive between Jan 2010 and Dec 2010. We will contact you for shipping instructions.

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