TN: 1986 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

  • 1986 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey - France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (8/7/2011)
    From a .375ml bottle. Medium gold in color. The flavors were amazing, burnt caramel with apricots with a touch of lanolin. The wine is showing a good bit of acidity that I’ve found evindent in this vintage, but it gives it more of a backbone than a flaw. There’s plenty of life left in this wine, even in these half bottles. Paired very well with the flan and sauteed plantains served for dessert. (90 pts.)

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Thanks for the note, I’m a fan of the '80s Lafaurie-Peyraguey (well the '83, '86, and '88). I think I’ve liked the other '86s I’ve had slightly better than you liked that bottle. Not necessarily great, but very good, semi-aged (and still affordable) Sauternes.