Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 2007 White (Sauternes)
A beautifully ripe wine, layered with the richest fruit, the acidity offering a bright moment within the richness. Botrytis is there, like a hard core for the pillow of ripe apricots, lychees, spice and fine freshness.
Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 2006 White (Sauternes)
Dry botrytis dominates this wine at this stage in its development, a layer of firm concentration on top of the lychee, superripe pear and dried peaches. It is powerful, rich, very dense, needing aging for 10 years or more.
Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 2009 Barrel sample White (Sauternes)
93-95 Barrel sample. Certainly on the dry side, the wine is very rich, hard edged in its spiciness, with quite a bite of ginger. The acidity, though, is very much in balance, offering a wonderful crispness at the core of all the sweetness.
Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 2009 White (Sauternes)
This is packed with botrytis, expressing richness rather than pure sweetness. With its citrus and apricot flavors, this is a complex wine, with the structure lending the palate weight.