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2016 Chateau Raymond Lafon Pre-Arrival Offer

Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$75. 99
$911.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2016 Raymond-Lafon felt rather lean on the nose and needs more botrytis to come through. The palate is taut on the entry with pleasant marmalade and nectarine notes, although I would be seeking a little more complexity and botrytis to come through once this Sauternes is in bottle.
90-92 points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)

Tasty tangerine and apricot notes form the core, with flashes of peach and melon on the finish.-J.M.
90-93 points
Wine Spectator

This is without doubt one of the most precise and concentrated Sauternes on the nose this year. The 2015 perhaps showed a little more freshness, but this is beautifully rich, majoring on gorgeous bitter orange flavours. The salinity on the finish slices right through. 3.75pH and 124g/l residual sugar.
93 points

This is full of ripe fruit notes, with layers of botrytis giving it a dry core. The acidity balances the generous honey and apricot flavors, resulting in a delicious experience.
93-95 points
Wine Enthusiast

Gracious and lifted, Raymond-Lafon is one of the more ethereal Sauternes readers will come across in 2016. Pear, apple, chamomile, lemon confit and lightly honeyed tones all develop in the glass. Overall, the 2016 is bright and delicate in style.
90-93 points


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