CHÂTEAU RAYNE VIGNEAU

2001 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

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Grapes Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle, Sémillon
Origin France, Bordeaux
Village Sauternes
Classification 1er Cru Classé
ABV 13.5%

Plenty of apple, honey and caramel on the nose. Medium-bodied, somewhat sweet, with a fresh acidity and a medium-length finish. Lemony aftertaste. Balanced and easy. Drink now. Rating: 89 The Wine Spectator, www.winespectator.com (Sep 2011)

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The Rayne-Vigneau is not very expressive on the nose with an odd adhesive note. The palate is very tight at the moment, a little sultry but you can tell there is an immensely complex wine waiting to get out. It strangely reminds me of Climens. I would give this a few more years in bottle. Tasted March 2011. Rating: 90 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com

This light medium gold-colored, heavy duty, full-bodied Sauternes is cloyingly sweet as well as monolithic. Hopefully, more complexity and finesse will emerge. Nevertheless, it is big, chewy, and honeyed, but not yet singing. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020. Rating: 89 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com

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