This is very layered and beautiful with dried fruit such as lemons, apricots and cooked apples. Full body, sweet fruit and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and focused. Phenolic yet fresh. Crispy.
The 2017 Lafaurie-Peyraguey feels quite reduced on the nose and does not quite provide the expression of its peers. The palate is fresh and energetic on the entry with plenty of botrytized fruit interlaced with orange rind and mandarin. I admire the linearity and focus of this Sauternes although it is clear that consumers will have to wait a little while for the aromatics to open.