2010 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)
Big, concentrated botrytis flavors, layering the honey with the rich dried fruits. This is a powerhouse of a wine, densely structured.
This sweet wine shows a lot of caramel and honey character with dried fruits such as pineapple. Full and medium sweet with an oily and fruity finish. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey has an ebullient nose of Tropicana, dried honey and quince that intensifies in the glass whilst maintaining impressive definition. The palate is very well-balanced with superb tension and focus, a Sauternes built of minerality and poise, leading to a citrus, almost spicy finish that leaves the mouth tingling with pleasure.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep yellow-gold with an amber tinge. Captivating nose offers fresh yellow peach, dried apricot, ginger and lemon zest. Dense, bright and focused on the palate, with orange jam, tangerine and saffron flavors complicated by marmaladey botrytis. A touch of vanillin oakiness emerges on the long, bright finish. Zippy acidity extends the flavors on the back, giving this Lafaurie-Peyraguey a refined, polished mouthfeel and making it seem less sweet than it really is.
A bright, engaging style, with unctuous, high-toned pineapple, white peach, candied citrus peel and green almond notes, lined with a lightly toasted coconut edge on the finish. Pure. Best from 2014 through 2028. (Web-2013)
*1/2 Pineapple and citrus aromas and flavors. Spicy undertones. Creamy, with fine acidity. Very good.