2010 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)
Big, concentrated botrytis flavors, layering the honey with the rich dried fruits. This is a powerhouse of a wine, densely structured.
Already a slightly dark color. Beautiful concentration. It's rich and very sweet with intense notes of bitter oranges and honey. Superb finish that long and racy with notes of botrytis.
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.
RS 128 g/l. Bright acid, long and limey on the palate. Almost reminiscent of Riesling. Lovely gentleness.
*1/2 Pineapple and citrus aromas and flavors. Spicy undertones. Creamy, with fine acidity. Very good.