Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguet 2005 MAGNUM - Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe
Beautiful golden color with green highlights. A rather sensual nose that quickly opens with candied citrus notes and stewed fruit. Fine palate, approachable, nice balance. The castle Lafaurie Peyraguey is a vineyard located in the heart of Sauternes on the hillside village of Bommes. The castle dates back to part of the 13th century and later, in 1742, on the death of Baron de Pichard, the inventory shows a 30-hectare vineyard, a cellar 5 presses, two tanks and numerous wine vessels - barrels . 1855 sees the classification of Premier Cru vineyards. Since 1984, the owner is none other than the GDF-Suez group that carried out between 1998 and 2004 a large renovation campaign to meet particular environmental standards. new fully air-conditioned cellars for optimal breeding conditions for example we note. The planting of 41 hectares is largely dominated by Semillon with his side 8% Sauvignon and 2% Muscadelle for handpicking which may require up to 7 passages. In the winery, after pressings with delicacy, everything takes place in new barrels renewed by thirds every year, with farming can last 20 months.
|Bottle Size||1.5 L|
|Grapes||90% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle|
|When to drink||2020-2050|
A homogeneous harvest grapes in perfect health and a relatively reasonable volume (6,000,000 hl): it is indeed an exceptional vintage! Ideal weather conditions from May - permanent sunshine without excess heat, very little rain and cool nights - enabled slow ripening characteristic of years of legendary Bordeaux. The Merlots are as successful as the Cabernet: intense and elegant fruit, balance, depth, richness, concentration and extreme freshness, not to mention an almost unlimited aging potential. Only time will tell us if they prove as great as in 2000, 1989 and 1982 which already readily compared. Sweet wines are as grandiose, offering a nice balance between sugar / alcohol / acidity, and delicious candied nuances, roasted and toasted, which blend fine woody notes. On a more classic style than the exceptional 2003 they are nevertheless comparable to the magnificent 2001 and 1997, or even greater.