1977 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes
Sauternes, France
WB Rating: 85

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library wine)
Type: Sauternes
Principal varietal(s): 85% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle

Another prehistoric wine extracted from the cellar of our friend J. Colbert, which he was gracious enough to share with us. This sweet white wine, from a less-than-stellar year (Robert Parker called 1977 "miserable" in his book on Bordeaux), was still amazingly tasty at age 26. Much lighter and less honeyed than the typical Sauternes, this Lafaurie-Peyraguey still had some flavorful pear fruit and an attractive spicy clove-like component. Not deep or complex or long, but a reasonable acid balance was still present, making this wine a pleasant dessert companion. - HK 2003-01-20


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