Grand Cru Classé
The name Peyraguey means hills or promontory. First growth classified in 1855, the Clos is an ancient barony acquired in the 18th century by the President of the Bordeaux Parliament, guillotined at the Revolution. The estate was then acquired by Monsieur Lafaurie under the name, Pichard-Lafaurie. Between 1864 and 1879, the property changed hands from Monsieur Saint Rieul Dupouy to Comte Duchatel. When the count’s legacy was divided up in 1879, the estate was split in two: one part was called Lafaurie-Peyraguey as a tribute to Monsieur Lafaurie, who had brought renown and prestige, while the higher land atop the Bommes hill was named Clos Haut-Peyraguey. It was this land that was purchased by a Parisian chemist, Monsieur Grillon. In 1914, Eugène Garbay, Jacques Pauly’s great grandfather, purchased the Clos Haut-Peyraguey with Fernand Ginestet (he was already the owner of the Château Haut-Bommes). Several years later,
Monsieur Ginestet left his share to the family business. Eugène Garbay offered both properties to his grandsons, Bernard and Pierre, who exploited both properties for many years.In 2012, Clos Haut-Peyraguey was purchased by Bernard Magrez with the intention of perpetuating the excellence of its Sauternes wines but also to enhance its international renown.
|Last name||Sales price||Guide||Taste profile||Aging potential|
|Clos Haut-Peyraguey||40 à 50 €||Complexe et liquoreux||10 à 20 ans|
|Symphonie de Haut-Peyraguey||20 à 30 €||Complexe et liquoreux||10 à 15 ans|
When I booked the tour, I was only offered a tour in French, fortunately, Clara spoke excellent English and explained everything very well. The Five Sense tour was very interesting and informative. Well done Clara.
They were so wondefully accommodating! We actually booked this tour quite late and it happened that there was no English tour guide available. They offered to reschedule for the next day but we would be leaving the area. They were kind enough to allow us to still visit and gave us a tour in French, but we were able to do some translating and they had some pamphlets in Englis that were very helpful. It was a great tour and tasting!
Nous n'étions pas attendus mais l'accueil a été parfait visite individuelle
Visit was in French...
I thought we could taste a mature wine instead. Tasting a immature wine will just make the trip imperfect.
Difficile de visiter les chais pdt les vendanges, mais sinon tout était vraiment très bien !!
A very kind old man greeted us. he spoke only French . Very helpful with our questions.
Our host was excellent once we located him, because it wasn't clear where to go, the reception was locked, and we waited for a bit. Tour and tasting were one of our best experiences at this smaller producer, and our guide was very engaging. He didn't speak English, however, so I did my best to translate for my father, who does not speak French. Overall, a good experience.
Très très bon accueil.