1990 Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes
This still shows lots of botrytis character with honey and sliced dried pineapple, Full body, medium sweet and a clean finish. Not the concentration of the 1989. But beautiful.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Wonderfully complex, quintessential Sauternes aromas of apricot, smoke, truffle, game and licorice. Thick and mouthfilling, but kept fresh by strong, harmonious acidity. Conveys a tactile, layered texture and strong noble rot character. Really lovely balance. Finishes with powerful fruit and great persistence. Stunning wine. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1990 exhibits a deep golden corn-like color, followed by sensational aromatics (honeyed citrus, pineapple and pear intertwined with smoke and creme brulee-like notes). In the mouth, the wine is massive and full-bodied, with an unctuous texture, and powerful, juicy flavors that possess mouth-staining extract, glycerin, and viscosity. This is a blockbuster-styled, sweet Sauternes with at least 30 years of longevity. (RP)
Vineyard plantings at Lafaurie Peyraguey are approximately 90% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, and 5% Muscadelle.