2009 Raymond-Lafon Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • IWC 95
  • WA 94
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2009 Raymond-Lafon Sauternes Blend

IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2010
Rather pale yellow-gold. Very intense aromas of orange blossom lemon curd and tangerine zest are complicated by a pretty floral nuance and show strong clean pure botrytis character. Enters dense sweet and honeyed with... Rather pale yellow-gold. Very intense aromas of orange blossom lemon curd and tangerine zest are complicated by a pretty floral nuance and show strong clean pure botrytis character. Enters dense sweet and honeyed with noteworthy depth and precision to its flavors of fresh citrus fruit apricot and saffron. Though quite sweet the wine's sound acidity gives it impressive clarity and the smooth viscous finish goes on for minutes. This extremely successful Raymond-Lafon is one of the stars of the vintage. Owner Jean-Pierre Meslier told me that 2009 was exceptional even in the relatively generous quantities produced as yields at this property have averaged only about 10 hectoliters per hectare over the past ten years but were 20 in 2009.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
There is a little SO2 on the nose at the moment. The palate is well balanced with a citric entry touches of apricot and lime tightly coiled towards the finish with the acidity slicing through the viscous honey fruit with... There is a little SO2 on the nose at the moment. The palate is well balanced with a citric entry touches of apricot and lime tightly coiled towards the finish with the acidity slicing through the viscous honey fruit with a touch of Tropicana. Again this is a very focused tensile Sauternes with beguiling clarity.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Rich and intense with dried pineapple candied lemon peel and heather honey notes followed by spice crème brûlée and lemon meringue. The long pure finish has great power and precision. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Best... Rich and intense with dried pineapple candied lemon peel and heather honey notes followed by spice crème brûlée and lemon meringue. The long pure finish has great power and precision. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Best from 2013 through 2030. -JM