2007 Raymond-Lafon Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2007 Raymond-Lafon Sauternes Blend

IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Pungent botrytized aromas of apricot pineapple orange zest and licorice lifted by floral high tones. Dense spicy and thick on the palate offering superb purity of fruit framed and lifted by ineffable spicy and minty high... Pungent botrytized aromas of apricot pineapple orange zest and licorice lifted by floral high tones. Dense spicy and thick on the palate offering superb purity of fruit framed and lifted by ineffable spicy and minty high tones. Not a particularly fat or powerful style; in fact the perfectly integrated acidity gives shape to the middle palate and extends the finish which displays late botrytis notes of barley sugar and honey. A beauty in the making: I tasted the final blend but the wine will not be bottled until September.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Tasted single blind against its peers. It never ceases to amaze me just how well Raymond-Lafon performs year after year. The 2007 has an elegant bouquet with touches of tangerine and dried honey the underlying minerality... Tasted single blind against its peers. It never ceases to amaze me just how well Raymond-Lafon performs year after year. The 2007 has an elegant bouquet with touches of tangerine and dried honey the underlying minerality beginning to show through with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous entry good acidity with a very taut finish that will need time to express itself. This remains one of the best value wines of the vintage. Tasted January 2011. -NM
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2011
Rich but nicely focused with bright tangerine white peach and creamed melon notes and a long golden raisin-tinged finish. Round and very flattering. Drink now through 2022. 2333 cases made. -JM
JJB 92
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2008
Pale 24k golden color. A bit oaky on the nose with some nice vanilla and baking spices. This stuff is buzzing with botrytis but has nice acid to keep everything in balance. Quite a rock-star here. I suspect it will need... Pale 24k golden color. A bit oaky on the nose with some nice vanilla and baking spices. This stuff is buzzing with botrytis but has nice acid to keep everything in balance. Quite a rock-star here. I suspect it will need at least a few years in bottle before one should start consuming it.