Clos Haut Peyraguey Sauternes 2018
|France, Bordeaux, Sauternes
|Clos Haut Peyraguey
Rich and concentrated, this wine is a success from this difficult vintage. With flavors of ripe apricot, orange marmalade and honey, along with layers of dry botrytis, the wine has all the elements for some good aging. Drink from 2025.
The 2018 Clos Haut-Peyraguey deftly marries opulence with energy. Apricot jam, orange confit, marzipan, pineapple and mint build in the glass. From bottle, the Clos Haut-Peyraguey shows a touch more power than it did as a barrel sample. Even with all of its richness, the 2018 shows quite a bit of vibrancy as well, and that makes for compelling drinking. I imagine a few years in the cellar will only help.
Bright and floral up front, with honeysuckle and orange blossom notes darting to the fore while peach, pineapple and white ginger notes form the core. Stays fresh through the finish. Nicely done for the vintage. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2035.