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  • Country ranking ?

    1 188
  • Producer ranking ?

    17
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2032
  • Food Pairing

    Foie gras

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The Story

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 had an excellent reputation. The 1921 Raymond-Lafon was considered even better than Yquem's wine in that great vintage. I have never tasted the 1921 Raymond-Lafon, but the single greatest Sautern...

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Vintage 2023

Challenges and triumphs: the 2023 vintage in Bordeaux

The Bordeaux wine region has long been revered for its exceptional wines, shaped by a delicate dance between nature and human skill. However, the 2023 vintage was proof of the resilience and adaptability of winegrowers in the face of difficult weather conditions. From the relentless weather conditions to the current activity in the vineyards in November, this year has been a rollercoaste...

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It is a subtle and sophisticated wine with botrytized guava, candied oranges, and dried apricot aromas. It has fine acidity, vibrancy, finesse, and a honeyed finish. Excellent effort. 96p.

  • 96p

Intense golden colour with bright amber hue. Opulent nose with typical botrytis influence, aroma reminiscent of honey, candied Angelica, white nougat and  vanilla, dried apricots and pineapple, hints of mild spices in the background. On the palate opulent with aromatic depth and excellent length, honey, candied Angelica and dried apricots, hints of mild spices and candied orange peel, excellent depth and length. 

  • 95p
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Origin

Sauternes, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

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