A beautifully intense nose with candied orange, honey, apricot, marzipan, and vanilla. It has excellent structure and an elegant, fruit-driven finish.
Clos Haut-Payraguey has won awards at the most renowned national and international wine challenges and has gained recognition by the most prestigious wine guides.
The Clos Haut-Peyraguey vineyard is nestled on the highest point of the plateau of the Bommes commune in Sauternes, located in the heart of the growths classified in 1855 as Premier Cru Classé. Opposite Chateau d'Yquem, this ancient barony has survived the centuries since its first harvest in 1618. It benefits from unique terroir and climatic conditions together with an ancestral savoir-faire that enables its grapes to perform a symphony of excellence in the production of a unique, prestigious golden-colored wine: the Sauternes of Clos Haut-Peyraguey.
In 2012, Bernard Magrez purchased Clos Haut-Peyraguey from the Pauly family who had run the estate since 1914. To ensure that the high levels of excellence achieved by this Sauternes Premier Grand Cru are maintained and to acquire international prestige for the growth, Magrez lavishes meticulous care and attention on the vines, applying both traditional and innovative methods to achieve a unique wine: Clos Haut-Peyraguey, a Sauternes for the initiated.
The estate covers 12 hectares, 8 of them forming a single block, close to the Ciron, a tributary of the Garonne River. The vines of Clos Haut-Peyraguey are situated at an elevation of 50 - 80 meters on complex gravelly-sandy soils very suited to the Sémillon, the undisputed king grape variety at the Clos, although Sauvignon is also planted and makes up a twentieth of the vineyard.
Sustainable farming is practiced. Replanting is done by phasing in new vines, rather than replacing whole plots. One the famous botrytis, or noble rot, has made its appearance on the bunches, the grapes are picked by hand in several sorties, only the most sugar-rich and aromatic berries being picked each time.
375ML / 13.5% ABV