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
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
14

J. Robinson
18

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
Yes

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Château de Rayne Vigneau

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
1er cru classe

Parker
88

Allergens
Contains sulphites