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2003 Château Raymond-Lafon (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Raymond-Lafon chateau-raymond-lafon.fr   details
Appellation: Sauternes - France (AOC)
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Sémillon - Sauvignon Blanc
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$53.98
 
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rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
4 stars "Very pure and fresh, elegant botrytis fruit on the nose. Very long flavour, rich without being too sweet; really fine and quite restrained at present."
rated (1999 vintage, 375ml bottle) : August 23, 2006 , Kevin Smith
"Winery abutting d'Yquem. Underrated." Best 2009-2029
rated (1995 vintage, 375ml bottle) : June 1, 2000 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"Raymond-Lafon is a name to watch in the Sauternes district, particularly if one is looking for a wine that is close to the brilliance and majestic richness of Yquem for less than one-third the price. This small estate abuts Yquem's vineyard and has an excellent reputation. …Unfortunately, the wine is extremely difficult to find because of the tiny production (1,300 cases) and the fact that the proprietor Pierre Meslier sells much of it to private clients in Europe."
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