1988 Rabaud-Promis Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • JR 91
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 1988 Rabaud-Promis Sauternes Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1995
The 1988 remains the most classic of the 1988 1989 and 1990 vintages. It possesses great richness sweetness and unctuous texture as well as higher acidity plenty of botrytis a wonderful rich honeyed pineapple coconut and... The 1988 remains the most classic of the 1988 1989 and 1990 vintages. It possesses great richness sweetness and unctuous texture as well as higher acidity plenty of botrytis a wonderful rich honeyed pineapple coconut and orange-scented nose gobs of rich fruit and excellent delineation. Approachable now it promises to age effortlessly for 25-30 years. At one time Rabaud-Promis was among the most notorious underachievers of Barsac/Sauternes. That all changed in 1986. The 1988 1989 and 1990 vintages offer formidable evidence that Rabaud-Promis is exhibiting more consistency in quality than many of its more renowned neighbors.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 1995
Elegant and full-bodied exhibiting a burst of botrytis character impressive structure and spicy dried apricot honey caramel and lemon flavors and a long finish. Tempting now; better in 1998.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2011
The first of two wines from this very succulent and successful Sauternes vintage. A relatively light, refreshing mature Sauternes, it tasted just like candied pears. Lovely and juicy. 17.5/20
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 1998
Fairly pale color. Fresh aromas of fruit salad; some unresolved SO2 gives this a whiff of gunpowder. Very rich, sweet and intensely flavored, given shape and delineation by vibrant acidity. A lovely floral nuance lifts... Fairly pale color. Fresh aromas of fruit salad; some unresolved SO2 gives this a whiff of gunpowder. Very rich, sweet and intensely flavored, given shape and delineation by vibrant acidity. A lovely floral nuance lifts the fruit. Not yet particularly complex, but fat and stuffed with flavor. Enticingly sweet, lingering aftertaste. A classy '88.