Château Raymond-Lafon

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.316 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
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Shay A
9.3

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Birth year Sauternes. Classic profile. Honey roasted cashews and orange marmalade aromatics. Rich and sweet notes of apricot and peach on the palate. Powerful yet not overbearing. I called this mid ‘90s Rieussec.

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Birth year Sauternes. Classic profile. Honey roasted cashews and orange marmalade aromatics. Rich and sweet notes of apricot and peach on the palate. Powerful yet not overbearing. I called this mid ‘90s Rieussec.

Nov 7th, 2019
Scott DeSimon

My goodness, this is so bananas!

My goodness, this is so bananas!

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.2

Lovely.

Lovely.

Oct 25th, 2014
Mel Collard

Developed and now drinking at its best since I last tried it. It has very good body and length and balance. Raisin, honey, sweet citrus and zesty notes on the nose with raisin, dried fruits (apricot, peach etc.), straw, syrup and marmalade on the palate. Very excellent.

Developed and now drinking at its best since I last tried it. It has very good body and length and balance. Raisin, honey, sweet citrus and zesty notes on the nose with raisin, dried fruits (apricot, peach etc.), straw, syrup and marmalade on the palate. Very excellent.

Sep 15th, 2019
Eli Barton

This was really great. Candied nuts coated in honey with floral aromas, still excellent acidity and balance.

This was really great. Candied nuts coated in honey with floral aromas, still excellent acidity and balance.

May 23rd, 2019
James Lee

Birthday wine! 1988. Luscious and delicious

Birthday wine! 1988. Luscious and delicious

Jun 1st, 2016
Benjamin Keator

120 second finish. Tasted blind. Thought it was a mid-90's Dyquem. So very good

120 second finish. Tasted blind. Thought it was a mid-90's Dyquem. So very good

Apr 22nd, 2015
Nils Bernstein

Great vintage, great value (Raymond Lafon in general is underrated methinks), drinking perfectly now. Run don't walk!

Great vintage, great value (Raymond Lafon in general is underrated methinks), drinking perfectly now. Run don't walk!

Aug 31st, 2014
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.2

Ronnie had this 4 years ago

Ronnie had this 4 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2016
Steve Wells

Steve had this 5 years ago

Steve had this 5 years ago

Jun 27th, 2014