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Château de Rayne Vigneau 2003

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2003 Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Chateau de Rayne Vigneau 84-hectare vineyard lies on a magnificent rump overlooking Sauternes -wine sub region of Bordeaux. The 2003 vintage is 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc.

This 1er Cru Classe from Sauternes AOC displays a golden hue. The very intense nose exudes marmalade and exotic fruits. The palate offers generous candied fruits and very pleasant volume, with extraordinary length.

Parker : 88 / 100
J. Robinson : 18 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Compared to a bottle tasted earlier the same morning, I notice a more petrol-like scent emerging, a touch of reduction that manifests a minty, almost leathery note. The palate is medium-bodied with mango and banana skin on the entry. It is missing a little acidity, although it musters more freshness toward the finish, with adequate if not extraordinary levels of botrytis. Drink now-2018. Tasted April 2013.
BordeauxSauternes
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Dessert wine
Yes

J. Robinson
18

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Château de Rayne Vigneau

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
1er cru classe

Parker
88

Allergens
Contains sulphites