- Nick's Import
2016 Chateau de Rayne Vigneau (375ml)
The 2016 Rayne-Vigneau comes from a Sauternes property that I feel is consistently overlooked in the market. Please don't. This has a very elegant bouquet with superb delineation: pure botrytised fruit that has a floral tincture that blossoms with time. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, very fine tension, and quite taut and almost reserved towards the finish, as if biding its time for later when the wine is in bottle. This has great potential. Perhaps not quite there with the outstanding 2015 Rayne-Vigneau, but only a whisker away.
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)
Lovely density and richness with a good amount of botrytis character. Medium to full body and a bright finish.
One of the great Sauternes estates, Rayne Vigneau has produced here a rich wine that is beautifully structured and concentrated. Its edge of botrytis and fine acidity are all in balance.