“This cru possesses perfect sub-soil and sun exposition for Botrytis. Its wines reveal dream-like elegance and mellowness. Its freshness and the aromatic range, as it had been the case for the 2002 are ideal to accompany a foie gras with mangoe chutney with a touch of toasted bread to bring the woody touch.”
About the 2007
“ this cru could look down upon its neighbours with its 17 hectares planted on the highest part of the Bommes plateau with its first-class golden wines, yet remains humble all the way down to its velvety confines. ” beeswax and candied lemon surrounded by pleasant freshness, tenderness too, well-defined liquor with just a hint of bitterness in the finale. Once more a perfect balance opens to long life.
Karine Valentin/cuisine et Vin de France
Thierry Desseauve & Michel Bettane
One of 2003 vintage’s best achievement / success, Clos Haut Peyraguey comes third.
Carnets de dégustation, APRIL 2004
Clos Haut-Peyraguey ranked among the 10 first achievements/successes: we were not expecting them yet they are present: they have had the highest qualitative progression this year. Unbeatable”. “certainly the Sauternes that comes closest to Yquem since 2002. Remarkable refinement with transcendentally- pure noble rot”.
Tast Pro N°52 : Décembre 2008 « BestOf 2008 »
Sauternes’ best wines : Yquem, Climens, Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Coutet.
Le Grand guide des vins de France 2009
The Stars of 2010: 19.5 Clos Haut Peyraguey 2005
With much intelligence, the cru simplified its name and the word château disappears form the label. Martine Langlais-Pauly vinifies with determination and selflessness its gorgeous wine. The terroir is unbeatable with its unity and homogeneity, its small surface allows to perform tailored harvest. The last vintages with their richness, their purity and transcendental finesse won our votes. They are, regarding finesse, those who come closest to Yquem.
Le Grand guide des vins de France 2010
2009 Vintage: 18.5, just below Yquem, Suduiraut and La Tour Blanche: the archetype of Haut-Bommes, fresher than others, with aromas of citrus fruit more than white fruit. It is very precise in its aromatic definition and in the limits of its liquor. It is long, and compact with class and is just starting to show its woody elements.
Les ECHOS «Special Issue 9 July 2010 : The TOP 100 of Bettane et Desseauve
He ranks Clos Haut-Peyraguey just after Yquem, Suduiraut, Climens and Rieussec !
The top 100 Bordeaux Primeurs 2007
A great success! ‘The first vintages, 2003, 2004, and 2005 were pleasantly successful, just like the 2006. But in 2007, Martine Langlais-Pauly really took the measure of the estate and produced a dense, long, pure wine, with remarkable noble rot that will put its mark on the estate and elsewhere.’
Gault et Millau PRIMEURS 2007
“ Superb candied Pineapple, it possesses density, complexity and class. A major success”
“Crown jewels”: The strong and velvety style of Haut-Bommes has been back to its best level in the last two years.
Gault et Millau dec.-janv.2009
Jean Marc Le Scouarnec
« … the famous sweet white wine requires absolutely flawless vine management to track the optimum stage of noble rot….This constant tracking has never frightened Martine Langlais-Pauly who decided in 2002, when she was 51, to go back to the family estate. Today she beams:” I have been very demanding right from the start to encourage our wine to reach for the stars, to get the best from our superb terroir. ».
11 déc. 2008, « Bonnes adresses : « le Sauternes au féminin » / Jean Marc Le Scouarnec
“ Clos Haut Peyraguey : freshness and vibrations: changing of the guard and continuity:It is the new face of Clos Haut-Peyraguey. Martine Langlais-Pauly rejuvenizes this Bommes cru which dominates the vineyards. Her father Jacques can be reassured and enjoy his retirement, the estate is managed with a ferm hand. Rich and noble Clos Haut-Peyraguey associates a very qualitative terroir and superior vine-making requirements.
« Un domaine à la loupe » Pierre Cazamayor / RVF
« Coup de cœur » June 2005 and May 2006
"What happiness in the mouth! A perfect balance between freshness, nervousness and sweetness of the liqueur. A fruity focus and a structure adjusted to the millimeter"
Jacques Dupont /LE POINT
“When her father retired, she was managing a psychiatric clinic. On a whim, she left this closed place for the “clos” in the middle of the Haut Sauternes vines with its 17 hectares bordering on Yquem. Since then she impresses us with her skills at re designing the vines of Sauternes. . The last vintages of Clos Haut-Peyraguey are absolutely modern: dashing, fine, fresh and dense with noexcess sugar.”
Jean Marc Quarin
CHP 2005 : "Il y a dans le goût de ce vin un caractère unique que j'ai seulement retrouvé dans le Yquem 2005. La bouche n'est que l'expression du grand botrytis tant la sucrosité est aérienne".
CHP 2006 : "Encore un succès de Martine Langlais-Pauly !"
CHP 2007 : "Tout fond dans ce vin subtil, riche, épicé et fruité. Très belle longueur complexe et aérienne. Encore un très grand succès de Martine Langlais-Pauly. Bravo !
Jean Marc Quarin