From the team at Pape Clement, the blockbuster 2017 Clos Haut-Peyraguey shows how successful Sauternes was in the vintage. With full body, a deep, layered, thick mid-palate, bright acidity, and notes of caramelized limes, lychee nut, sugared mint and awesome botrytis, it’s a brilliant Sauternes that delivers the goods. Tasted twice.
This is a fresh and bright Sauternes with sliced apricots and tangerines. Full-bodied, very sweet and spicy. Very flavorful and intense already.
The 2017 Clos Haut-Peyraguey was cropped at 16.5hl/ha between 26 September and 13 October. It has an energetic bouquet that leaps from the glass; dried honey and quince, just a touch of French patisserie. The palate is viscous on the opening, fresh, well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, notes of orange zest, honey and a touch of spice towards the nicely proportioned finish. This should turn into a quite delicious Sauternes.
The 2017 Clos Haut-Peyraguey has loads of ginger, allspice and beeswax notes over guava, mango, orange blossoms and apricots. The palate is rich and spicy, possessing great poise and loads of layers, with a spicy finish. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com
Tangy aroma of almond paste and orange zest. Full and rich on the palate, almost a little heavy but rescued by the orange freshness on the finish. Spicy and creamy aftertaste. (JH)