The Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2010 is a little more backward on the nose compared to its peers, with tightly wound scents of dried honey, tropical fruit quince and melted butter. The oak is well integrated. The palate is well-balanced on the entry, the viscous fruit neatly offset by the crisp line of acidity that keeps the finish taut and linear. This is a stylish Sauternes full of breeding and class. Perhaps it has wider appeal than its peers and it serves as a perfect introduction to the Sauternes vintage.
Neil Martin – 92 pt.
Very deep gold. Quite good intensity and muscularity. A bit brûlée and dense and chewy. Polished and muscular. Mid to heavy weight and with lots and lots of sugar! Just not an awful lot of subtlety. RS 125 g/l, TA 4 g/l. 13.62%
Jancis Robinson – 16.5 pt.