Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 1983

Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey is obviously designed to keep away les anglais with its impossible to spell and hard to pronounce name.  It was a pleasure to sit down to the 1983 of this wine, notable for its high alcohol at 15%abv.  The wine was golden in colour, with a rich aroma of marmalade.  The palate reminded me of a creme brulee.  An amazing wine, and pretty well priced at auction considering its quality (although storage and corks, as ever, remain the issue for wines of this age at auction or anywhere else, for that matter).  90 points.

Abv: 15%
Price: $80-$110 (Auction price range on Langtons)
Would I buy it having tasted it? Yes


  1. I've by and large avoided buying aged wine at auction given the potential problems you have cited, but reading about this kind of successful purchase makes me keen to take the plunge!

  2. Every so often the gamble pays off :) Some spectacular fails too though alas ...