2011 Rayne-Vigneau Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • JS 95
  • WA 94
  • WE 94
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2011 Rayne-Vigneau Sauternes Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Sweet and rich but with a racy edge showing nicely detailed orange zest fig apricot and nectarine notes. A firm hint of bitter almond adds length on the finish. Very solid.-J.M.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
There is so much botrytis spice here, with nutmeg and dried-mushroom character. Full body, medium-sweet and loads of character. Searing intensity. Great finish. Perhaps best ever from here. Hard not to drink this, but... There is so much botrytis spice here, with nutmeg and dried-mushroom character. Full body, medium-sweet and loads of character. Searing intensity. Great finish. Perhaps best ever from here. Hard not to drink this, but better in 2017.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Rayne-Vigneau 2011 has a more resinous bouquet than the Rieussec ’11: hints of lanolin and smoked walnut infusing the honeyed fruit and lending complexity... Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Rayne-Vigneau 2011 has a more resinous bouquet than the Rieussec ’11: hints of lanolin and smoked walnut infusing the honeyed fruit and lending complexity and personality. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity. There is fine tension here, neatly counterbalancing the strong botrytized fruit and it fans out wonderfully on the finish. It needs more bottle age to develop personality, but from this foundation it is set to become a Sauternes from the top drawer. - Neal Martin
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
Sumptuous, ripe and very full on the palate, this wine is dense and packed with notes of botrytis that give a strong sense of structure. This well-balanced wine shows potential to age, offering rich acacia honey and... Sumptuous, ripe and very full on the palate, this wine is dense and packed with notes of botrytis that give a strong sense of structure. This well-balanced wine shows potential to age, offering rich acacia honey and beautiful final acidity. Drink from 2020.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Bright golden yellow. High-pitched aromas of orange blossom pineapple and sweet spices offer lovely musky lift. Concentrated and lightly saline with bright firm acidity giving a penetrating quality to the pineapple and... Bright golden yellow. High-pitched aromas of orange blossom pineapple and sweet spices offer lovely musky lift. Concentrated and lightly saline with bright firm acidity giving a penetrating quality to the pineapple and sweet spice flavors. Shows an enticing suave fine-grained texture for such an opulent wine and finishes long and gripping.
JJB 94
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
74% semillon 24% sauvignon 2% muscadelle. Half the wine is aged and fermented in steel while the remainder sees 100% new oak. The vines are planted to a sand and gravel mix with clay subsoils. A pale straw yellow-green... 74% semillon 24% sauvignon 2% muscadelle. Half the wine is aged and fermented in steel while the remainder sees 100% new oak. The vines are planted to a sand and gravel mix with clay subsoils. A pale straw yellow-green tinged color. Shows quince and lemon citrus on the nose. A rich mouthcoating texture showing notes of marmalade orange zest and quince with a touch of vanillin oak followed by citrus notes that bring everything into focus. Good delineation of fruit and fine balance of sugars and acid. This will be enjoyable young and drink nicely over the next 15-20 years.