2016 Château Sigalas Rabaud Sauternes Wine Tasting Note


2016 Château Sigalas Rabaud  (Sauternes) 92

Medium/full-bodied, combining honeyed apricot, overripe pineapple, vanilla, candied orange peel, and white peach with freshness, you have a nice sweet wine loaded with ample lift, making this a nice sweet treat. This should offer pleasure for at least the next 2 decades.

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Sigalas Rabaud Chateau Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Sigalas Rabaud can be enjoyed on the young side with no decanting. In fact, it is delicious and quite a treat young, even on release! However, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud is a better wine with age, and does not reach full maturity until it's between 10-30 years of age, or in some years, perhaps even longer in the best vintages!

With Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, and frankly, all Sauternes, temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau Sigalas Rabaud with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Sigalas Rabaud is best served at 14 degrees Celsius, 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine will naturally warm in the glass, while it develops more aromatic complexities and fleshes out.

Chateau Sigalas Rabaud can be served with seafood dishes, especially shellfish, lobster, crab and oysters on the half shell. Foie gras is a perfect pairing with its natural sweet, salty and savory characteristics.

Chateau Sigalas Rabaud can also be paired with roasted chicken, veal and pork dishes that are either spicy, or prepared with a touch of sweetness. Spicy Asian cuisine, raw fish, like sushi or sashimi, and cheese, both hard and soft also make great pairings with Chateau Sigalas Rabaud.