Original
16 Ratings
Château de Rayne Vigneau Sauternes 1er Cru Classé

Wine Details

Region

GravesBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) This packs in some seriously dense creamed fig, pear and yellow apple fruit liberally laced with marzipan, heather honey and candied citrus peel. Rich and spicy through the finish, with great energy.

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Lovely rich, complex yet very fresh nose. Very rich, luscious, sweet with no lack of freshness. Full, long aftertaste.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Golden-orange color. Expressive, oak-influenced aromas of mirabelle, marzipan and clove. A chewy, moderately concentrated midweight with nice balance but modest complexity to its peach, citrus and fruit salad flavors. Not a particularly opulent or large-scaled wine, this should evolve fairly quickly.
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage)
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Full yellow-gold. Strong nuts and marzipan on the nose. Very sweet, even a bit exotic, on the palate, with rather suave flavors of yellow fruits and nutty oak. Still a bit youthfully wound-up on the back end, but this moderately rich wine has the balance to evolve positively in bottle.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) There is an elegant, almost refined aspect to this wine borne out of its slightly lower concentration than might be expected combined with the floral and white peach beauty of its fruit. It is not, as we have noted, the first of 2005s to deliver a blossomy quality, and while the wine is perhaps not the most dramatic in this tasting, it clearly reflects the "pretty" part of the vintage personality. Even it its youth, it was one of the wines that did not overpower our pear tart with its youthful sw...