Symphonie de Haut-Peyraguey, the château's second wine, is lifted and weightless in the glass, with an airy expression of sweet floral and botrytised notes. Gentle and moderately sweet, the Symphonie will hold considerable appeal for readers who find some of the top Sauternes too sweet or rich. Lightly honeyed notes, baked apple and vanillin add the closing shades of nuance. This is very pretty and nicely done.
The Clos Haut-Peyraguey vineyard, nestled on the highest point of the plateau of the Bommes commune in Sauternes, is located in the heart of the growths classified in 1855 as Premier Cru Classé. Opposite Château 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-coloured wine: the Sauternes of Clos Haut-Peyraguey.