1855 CLASSIFICATION: PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSE
The history and reputation of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
are inextricably bound up with those of the Sauternes
appellation and the 1855 classification
The merits of its own sweet white wine have long been recognized. In the 1855 classification it was ranked as one of the Premiers Crus Classés
, in second place.
It was at around this time that King Alfonso XII of Spain declared Peyraguey his favourite wine, buying “a barrel of 1858 Lafaurie-Peyraguey
for the amazing price of 6,000 gold francs”.