Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2020 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96-97 JS / 94-97 VM / 93-95+ WA / 95 DE
This is a dense, layered Sauternes for the vintage, with lots of dried apple, peach and orange, as well as spicy undertones from the botrytis. It’s full-bodied and flavorful. Serious for the vintage. - James Suckling
The 2020 Lafaurie-Peyraguey is one of the most exotic, alluring wines of the year. Tropical fruit, crème brûlée, apricot, tangerine preserves and white flowers are all beautifully lifted. Deep and layered, but not at all heavy, the 2020 impresses with its exquisite balance and totally seductive personality. It is the sort of wine that is hard to move on from in a tasting. Memorable.
The 2020 Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a pale gold color, prancing out of the glass with beguiling scents of candied citrus peel, pineapple upside-down cake, powdered ginger and honeycomb, over a core of dried apricots and apple pie, plus a waft of lime blossoms. The palate has impressive poise and grace, countering the sweet richness with a lively backbone and delivering loads of stone fruit and spiced apple flavors, finishing long and perfumed. Beautiful! - Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
Burnt amber colour. There is a lot of intensity to this wine, a ton of orange zest, powerful truffle and apricot purée flavours and spliced citrus. A yield of 7hl/ha. 1/3 new oak ageing for 12 months; then in stainless steel for nine months. Tasted three times. Drinking Window 2022 - 2045 - Jane Anson, Decanter