Suckling: "Incredible, young Sauternes with so much spicy, dried-mushroom, dust and powdered-earth character on the nose and palate, Full-bodied with a medium-sweet palate and a finish that is endless. Apricots, dried lemons and peaches. Caramel. Great balance. Greatest modern vintage? 6,000 bottles made."
Galloni: "The 2021 Lafaurie-Peyraguey is one of the wines of the year in Sauternes. Creamy and beautifully resonant in the glass, it offers up a compelling mélange of pineapple, mint, ginger, orange confit, chamomile, passionfruit and floral-infused honey. The 2021 is exotic and wonderfully deep, yet not at all heavy. It's too bad Sauternes is such an out of favor category, as great wines like this don't get much attention. That's a shame, because Lafaurie-Peyraguey is truly magnificent in 2021."
Vinum: "Superbe, komplexe, blumige Aromatik; Wein von grösster Finesse, transparent und doch dicht, elegant, von besonderer Frische und Rasse; gehört zu den Topbuys des Jahres."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is terrific, if not the finest vintage I've tasted from this château. Coming from 93% Semillon, 6% Sauvignon, and 1% Muscadelle, representing a selection of 65% of the production, it offers a beautiful perfume of ripe peach, honeyed citrus, marmalade and flower oil. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has plenty of opulence and sweetness yet stays pure, focused, and vibrant, with a great finish. It's a gorgeous Sauternes in the making."
Decanter: "Crisp green apple, lemon, elderflower, this could pass for a dry white wine on the nose - super expressive. Lively on the palate, fresh and upfront with such an ease of drinking. It's a gentle style in that the weight, texture, acidity and sweetness are all soft and calm not too excessive or overt. It's very charming in a subtle quiet way with hints of orange, almond, hazelnut but also a salinity underneath giving an added nuance that some of the others don't have."
Falstaff: "Helles Grüngelb, Silberreflexe. Feiner Blütenhonig, zarte Holznuancen, Vanille, gelbe Tropenfrucht, einladendes Bukett. Saftig, komplex, reifer gelber Pfirsich, etwas Ananas, Honig im Nachhall, zeigt Länge und Balance, mineralischer Rückgeschmack."
Robinson: "Yellow-gold. Rich and intense with subtle, tropical-fruit notes. Rich and concentrated with layers of fruit. Round, full, unctuous but balanced, that tangy acidity driving through and lingering on the finish. Rich but harmonious. Drink 2026 - 2050."
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey, Peyraguey, 33210 Bommes, Frankreich