jamessuckling.com, 96 points: Gorgeous aromas of dried apricots, apple pie crust and pineapple. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness. Dense and layered. Beautiful now but will improve with age. Drink or hold.
Wine Spectator, 90 points: Very fresh and racy showing lemon zest and chartreuse notes along the edges of the lemon pound cake and creamed Jonagold apple core with a bouncy finish. Drink now through 2018. -JM
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96 points: Coming in at 140-grams-per-liter residual sugar, the 2009 de Fargues was picked from September 28 over three tries until October 19, a day before heavy showers curtailed the vintages. It seems to have gone into its shell...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points: The Sigalas Rabaud was sensational out of barrel and served blind, the wine does nothing to dispel my initial optimism that this is the apogee for the estate – so far. It is bestowed with an intense bouquet of quince...
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Superbly ripe this wine shows upfront botrytis and honey flavors. At its core it bears opulence with depth and concentration. The open character of the wine is shot through with lemon and orange zest flavors.
jamessuckling.com, 98 points: Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points: 94+ The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis...
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