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1997 Château Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes

1997 Château Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes

Ref: BORD9714
White  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

As is common, the name of this property comes from erstwhile owners, having been variously under the auspices of both a Monsieur Peyraguey and Monsieur Lafaurie in the 17th and 18th centuries. This property - once a 13th century fort - was purchased by the firm of Cordier in the early 20th century. It changed hands again in 1984 and again in 2014, when it was sold to Silvio Denz, who has spared no expense in pushing ever higher the quality of Lafaurie. Part of the chateau is now a hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant. 

Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is duty paid
£231.00
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Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Sauternes
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2016-2026
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 4
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The 1997 Lafaurie-Peyraguey has been a consistent performer over the years. Dried honey, lanolin, beeswax and hints of quince are all delivered with energy and precision. The palate is medium-bodied, offering a viscous texture and ample honeyed fruit laced with orange pith and Seville orange marmalade. What struck me with this bottle is the acidity and race toward the finish. A Sauternes with more bite than I remember, hence my higher score. This comes highly recommended." Neal Martin

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab. 

Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.

 

Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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