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2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

SKU #1013239 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Wow. This has a seamless texture and wonderful depth of fruit with dried pineapple, pear and hints of honey. Full body, very sweet and dense. Superb. Sliced white truffles. Fantastic. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (2/2014)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark This superb, light to medium gold/green-hued Sauternes is a full-bodied, opulent, enormously endowed, moderately sweet offering with plenty of pineapple, peach, caramel, and smoky new oak characteristics. With great viscosity as well as richness, and good underlying acidity providing vibrancy and definition, it should be at its peak between 2008-2030. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2004)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Exotic and ripe with loads of tropical fruit and sweet fruit. Full-bodied, spicy and very long. Sweet and loaded with botrytis. This is a young Sauternes built for aging. Inner quote mark (9/2004)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Pale yellow-gold. Orange peel, quince, honey and sexy oak tones of vanilla and spice. Chewy and powerful in the mouth, with highly concentrated flavors of creme caramel, honey and exotic spices. Finishes very long, honeyed and powerful, not to mention flamboyantly aromatic. Inner quote mark (8/2004)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey is the best vintage since the 1997. Refined and elegant on the nose, it has always offered more mineralité and terroir expression than previous vintages, delivering alluring scents of marmalade, dried quince, saffron, white flowers and a touch of praline. (Previous bottles have demonstrated a light butterscotch note, but not here.) The palate is well balanced with a pure viscous opening and a fine bead of acidity cutting through layers of honey, nutmeg and peach skin, leading to a strict, persistent finish that does not quite deliver the complexity that would seal a very respectable Sauternes. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at home. (NM) Inner quote mark (8/2019)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Bright orange with strong barley-sugar notes but still very fresh and vital. A very promising bottle but there is no hurry to drink it. Medium weight and medium sweetness for a Sauternes. 17/20 Inner quote mark (12/2014)

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