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2001 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

  • 92 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 17 JR
  • 90 JS
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52678-2001

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($45-$55) 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.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2004
  • | Rating: 90

    Best second wine ever with spice, honey and dried pear character. Full body, medium sweet and a chewy finish. Second wine of Lafaurie-Peyraguey. Well done. Reviewed: October, 2012
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    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. Reviewed: December, 2014
    Drink Dates: 2012-2015
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    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. 7,500 cases made. Reviewed: September, 2004
    Drink Dates: 2010+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Sep 15, 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a very refined, elegant bouquet that demonstates more mineralite than the previous vintages: great tension here with marmalade, quince and dried honey scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening. The acidity is nicely judged with touches of spice and nutmeg, although the finish is quite linear and does not quite deliver the panache of its peers. Still, this is drinking extremely well now and should continue to give pleasure over the next decade or so. Reviewed: December, 2014
    Drink Dates: 2014-2035
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: 216
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: TannicTony
Lafaurie-Peyraguey's full estate history stretches back more than seven centuries, with wine production at the property beginning sometime in the early 17th Century. More serious winemaking began in the middle of the 1700s and while initially regarded as a lowly ranked estate, within half a century Lafaurie-Peyraguey was one of the top names for Sauternes (even listed as a favorite of King Alphonso XII of Spain), and was ranked third place in the 1855 classification of Sauternes and Barsac directly behind Yquem and La Tour Blanche.

Although once containing almost 30% Sauvignon Blanc, it is Semillon which now makes up nearly the entire estate vineyard, with just 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle now remaining. The vines have an average age of 40 years, and the harvest is done in multiple passes dictated by the slow spread of botrytis.

The entire harvest is then fermented in French oak barriques, 30% of which are new each year. The wine is aged in barrique for between 18 and 30 months prior to bottling.
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1388 bottles owned
  • 213 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 213 collectors)