A Sauternes Premier Cru Classé since 1855, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is one of the most prestigious names in this iconic appellation for sweet wines, located towards the south of the Bordeaux region.
A reference among the great Sauternes wines, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey boasts an exceptional terroir in the heart of the appellation.
Highly praised by critics, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2002 is, among others, described by Bettane & Desseauve – Guide to the Wines of France in the following terms : "A wonder of purity and subtelty, its fruitiness completely preserved from any oxidation or change, woodiness marvellously melted into liquor, irresistible." Internationally, this wine is viewed by the prestigious Wine Spectator as "very pretty for the vintage, with lots of aromas of lemoned honey and vanilla. Full-bodied, very sweet with dried banana, apricot and a subtle spicy finish. The best after 2001."
The 2002 Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a refined bouquet with touches of beeswax, honeysuckle and dried quince that demands coaxing from the glass. The palate is well balanced with unctuous marmalade and honey on the entry, touches of bitter lemon coming through with fine tension on the finish. This is a 2002 that does want to be outdone by the previous vintage. Whilst it does not reach the level of the 2001, it remains a commendable Sauternes.