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Château Raymond-Lafon

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2022
95
Honey-slathered pineapples, apricots, vanilla, roasted nuts, candied lemon and orange peel nuances are all over the place in the nose and on the palate. The wine is viscous and fresh with more of those ripe, very ripe and over ripe pineapples, papaya and mango on the mid-palate and in the finish. Perched by sweet and energetic, this is a gorgeous, sweet treat. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96 Pts.

Honey-slathered pineapples, apricots, vanilla, roasted nuts, candied lemon and orange peel nuances are all over the place in the nose and on the palate. The wine is viscous and fresh with more of those ripe, very ripe and over ripe pineapples, papaya and mango on the mid-palate and in the finish. Perched by sweet and energetic, this is a gorgeous, sweet treat. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
94
Honeysuckle, pineapples, mangos, candied oranges, vanilla, and roasted apricots topped with nut honey packed the perfume. This is perfectly balanced between its luscious sweet wide, and its vibrant, racy, honey-topped, tropical fruit character. Drink from 2025-2050.

Honeysuckle, pineapples, mangos, candied oranges, vanilla, and roasted apricots topped with nut honey packed the perfume. This is perfectly balanced between its luscious sweet wide, and its vibrant, racy, honey-topped, tropical fruit character. Drink from 2025-2050.

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With an intense floral bouquet, the wine quickly moves to its candied orange, pineapple, mango and apricot array of honeyed tropical fruits. Sweet, vibrant and fresh, this is not only perfect for a sweet treat but it is also one of those sweet wines that can be paired with savory and spicy courses as well. Drink from 2023-2042. 91-93

With an intense floral bouquet, the wine quickly moves to its candied orange, pineapple, mango and apricot array of honeyed tropical fruits. Sweet, vibrant and fresh, this is not only perfect for a sweet treat but it is also one of those sweet wines that can be paired with savory and spicy courses as well. Drink from 2023-2042. 91-93

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2020
93
Apricots, mango, roasted nuts, vanilla, pineapple and Christmas spice show up in the perfume with little effort. Rich, lush, sweet, fresh and packed with honey-slathered, buttery apricots and candied orange rind, the wine strikes the right balance between honeyed sweetness and racy acidity. 92-94 Pts

Apricots, mango, roasted nuts, vanilla, pineapple and Christmas spice show up in the perfume with little effort. Rich, lush, sweet, fresh and packed with honey-slathered, buttery apricots and candied orange rind, the wine strikes the right balance between honeyed sweetness and racy acidity. 92-94 Pts

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2019
94
Closer to the orange side of the style range, than yellow, yet there is so much to like here with all of its honeyed mango, candied orange rind, apricot, white peach, vanilla and honey character. Rich, sweet, lush and most importantly, fresh, this exciting sweet treat hits everything in all the right places. Drink from 2022-2045.

Closer to the orange side of the style range, than yellow, yet there is so much to like here with all of its honeyed mango, candied orange rind, apricot, white peach, vanilla and honey character. Rich, sweet, lush and most importantly, fresh, this exciting sweet treat hits everything in all the right places. Drink from 2022-2045.

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2018
92
Medium-bodied, sweet, pure, fresh, juicy pineapples, candied lemon, mango and roasted orange with a nice dollop of honey and apple jam slathered on top. This is a nice combination of sweetness meshed with lift.

Medium-bodied, sweet, pure, fresh, juicy pineapples, candied lemon, mango and roasted orange with a nice dollop of honey and apple jam slathered on top. This is a nice combination of sweetness meshed with lift.

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2017
93
Layers of lusciously textured, ripe and overripe, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, candied orange and honey paired with ripping acidity giving you lift and sweet treats galore.

Layers of lusciously textured, ripe and overripe, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, candied orange and honey paired with ripping acidity giving you lift and sweet treats galore.

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2016
92
Over ripe pineapple, apricot, mango and candied orange rind with loads of sweet honey and macadamia nuts make an appearance. Delicious, sweet, fresh and honey coated, this is going to be tasty young and get even better as it ages. .

Over ripe pineapple, apricot, mango and candied orange rind with loads of sweet honey and macadamia nuts make an appearance. Delicious, sweet, fresh and honey coated, this is going to be tasty young and get even better as it ages. .

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2015
92
With loads of candied citrus, pineapple, mango, apricot and orange rind, there is a the perfect amount of honey dripping all over everything, paired with freshness and acidity so that the wine retains it freshness. 91 - 93 Pts

With loads of candied citrus, pineapple, mango, apricot and orange rind, there is a the perfect amount of honey dripping all over everything, paired with freshness and acidity so that the wine retains it freshness. 91 - 93 Pts

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2014
91
Early days here as the wine is just entering its youthful drinking window. Lacking the density of a top vintage, the candied orange, white peach, apricot, pineapple and honey notes come through loud and clear. The balance between lift and sweetness is in perfect portion, I just wish there was more weight and concentration.

Early days here as the wine is just entering its youthful drinking window. Lacking the density of a top vintage, the candied orange, white peach, apricot, pineapple and honey notes come through loud and clear. The balance between lift and sweetness is in perfect portion, I just wish there was more weight and concentration.

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2013
93
I just love young Sauternes. OK, they are more interesting as they age, but they are so tasty in their youth, it is hard to keep my paws off a bottle or two, in the name of science of course. This was no exception, with its blast of juicy, ripe, and overripe pineapple, apricot, vanilla bean, spring flowers and honey, everything seemed good to go. On the palate, things got even better as the play between sweet, ripe, tropical fruits, coated in honey, and bracing acidity kept everything balanced, on a high note. Elegance, sweetness, intensity of flavor and lift, that's a blend I can get behind.

I just love young Sauternes. OK, they are more interesting as they age, but they are so tasty in their youth, it is hard to keep my paws off a bottle or two, in the name of science of course. This was no exception, with its blast of juicy, ripe, and overripe pineapple, apricot, vanilla bean, spring flowers and honey, everything seemed good to go. On the palate, things got even better as the play between sweet, ripe, tropical fruits, coated in honey, and bracing acidity kept everything balanced, on a high note. Elegance, sweetness, intensity of flavor and lift, that's a blend I can get behind.

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2011
91
Young, but still charming, with ample notes of pineapple, apricot, marzipan, flowers, candied orange rind, honey and vanilla. Combining freshness with a lot of honeyed sweetness, this should be even better with age.

Young, but still charming, with ample notes of pineapple, apricot, marzipan, flowers, candied orange rind, honey and vanilla. Combining freshness with a lot of honeyed sweetness, this should be even better with age.

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2010
92
With loads of candied citrus, pineapple, mango, apricot and orange rind, there is a the perfect amount of honey dripping all over everything, paired with freshness and acidity so that the wine retains it freshness.

With loads of candied citrus, pineapple, mango, apricot and orange rind, there is a the perfect amount of honey dripping all over everything, paired with freshness and acidity so that the wine retains it freshness.

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Young, but oh so good, with its sweet, tropical fruit, honey, apricot and vanilla charms. Sweet, juicy, fat and fresh, drink now, if you like your sweet treats young, or wait 5-10 years for more complexity.

Young, but oh so good, with its sweet, tropical fruit, honey, apricot and vanilla charms. Sweet, juicy, fat and fresh, drink now, if you like your sweet treats young, or wait 5-10 years for more complexity.

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2009
93
Fresh, bright, sweet and lush, with a nose of vanilla custard, honey drenched pineapple, apricot, nuts and nectarines with hints of over ripe citrus, this classy wine leaves a long, sweet, tropical impression on the palate.

Fresh, bright, sweet and lush, with a nose of vanilla custard, honey drenched pineapple, apricot, nuts and nectarines with hints of over ripe citrus, this classy wine leaves a long, sweet, tropical impression on the palate.

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2007
92
Tropical fruit, honeysuckle, orange rind, vanilla, lemon and honey scents are discovered with little effort. Medium/full bodied with the right combination of sweet and acidity, but lacking the richness and depth of flavor found in the better wines from this vintage.

Tropical fruit, honeysuckle, orange rind, vanilla, lemon and honey scents are discovered with little effort. Medium/full bodied with the right combination of sweet and acidity, but lacking the richness and depth of flavor found in the better wines from this vintage.

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2006
93
Luscious, sweet, honeyed, tropical fruits, vibrant acidity, vanilla and floral notes, with a racy, orange, pineapple and honeyed finish. What's not to like?

Luscious, sweet, honeyed, tropical fruits, vibrant acidity, vanilla and floral notes, with a racy, orange, pineapple and honeyed finish. What's not to like?

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2003
92
Fat, sweet, lush and rich, quite high in sugar levels, with a white peach, apricot and orange, honey-coated parfait personality, this is a dessert in a glass.

Fat, sweet, lush and rich, quite high in sugar levels, with a white peach, apricot and orange, honey-coated parfait personality, this is a dessert in a glass.

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2001
92
With an inviting perfume packed with honey coated peaches, pineapple, apricot, orange blossom, vanilla and caramel, this classic, Sauternes delivers a delicious mouthful of ripe, sweet, tropical fruit and honey with the perfect amount of lift and freshness. Drink this now and for at least another 15 to 20 years.

With an inviting perfume packed with honey coated peaches, pineapple, apricot, orange blossom, vanilla and caramel, this classic, Sauternes delivers a delicious mouthful of ripe, sweet, tropical fruit and honey with the perfect amount of lift and freshness. Drink this now and for at least another 15 to 20 years.

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1990
92
Fully mature, with a nice showing of pineapple, apricot, butter and butterscotch and honey. The wine shows quite well today, with its natural balance of sweetness, acidity and honeyed, tropical fruits. But it ends a bit short, which stops my note from scoring higher.

Fully mature, with a nice showing of pineapple, apricot, butter and butterscotch and honey. The wine shows quite well today, with its natural balance of sweetness, acidity and honeyed, tropical fruits. But it ends a bit short, which stops my note from scoring higher.

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It's possible this wine is slowly beginning to drop its fruit. The sweet, lush textures and honey drenched, yellow tropical fruits are not as apparent today. Instead, you'll find more caramel, butterscotch and candied orange rind. There is not real hurry to polish off your bottles, but there is clearly no advantage to aging this wine any longer.

It's possible this wine is slowly beginning to drop its fruit. The sweet, lush textures and honey drenched, yellow tropical fruits are not as apparent today. Instead, you'll find more caramel, butterscotch and candied orange rind. There is not real hurry to polish off your bottles, but there is clearly no advantage to aging this wine any longer.

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Ready to go, with its honeyed tropical, apricot, vanilla and orange marmalade nose, Sweet, lush, and satisfying, the honey enriched pineapple, apricot, white peach and grilled not finish was the perfect end to a great night.

Ready to go, with its honeyed tropical, apricot, vanilla and orange marmalade nose, Sweet, lush, and satisfying, the honey enriched pineapple, apricot, white peach and grilled not finish was the perfect end to a great night.

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This is filled with honey drenched pineapples, pears, apricots and nectarines. Perfectly balanced with good lift, it's like a baby Yquem.

This is filled with honey drenched pineapples, pears, apricots and nectarines. Perfectly balanced with good lift, it's like a baby Yquem.

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1989
91
Medium-bodied, fresh and leaning to the orange side of the fruit range, there is still ample honeyed tropical fruit, creme de caramel and butterscotch, paired with vivacious acidity to keep everything interesting.

Medium-bodied, fresh and leaning to the orange side of the fruit range, there is still ample honeyed tropical fruit, creme de caramel and butterscotch, paired with vivacious acidity to keep everything interesting.

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1988
93
There is no need to age this sweet treat from this point forward. The candied orange, honeysuckle, apricot, vanilla, lemon chiffon and honey characteristics are shining.

There is no need to age this sweet treat from this point forward. The candied orange, honeysuckle, apricot, vanilla, lemon chiffon and honey characteristics are shining.

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Fully mature, with a floral, apricot, earthy, vanilla, pineapple and orange aromatic profile. Silky, sweet, fresh and lush, there is a sense of minerality in honey drenched finish that adds even more complexity.

Fully mature, with a floral, apricot, earthy, vanilla, pineapple and orange aromatic profile. Silky, sweet, fresh and lush, there is a sense of minerality in honey drenched finish that adds even more complexity.

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1986
90
Honey tinted, with notes of vanilla, custard, tropical fruit and caramel. A little light on the palate. This might be at full maturity. I'll finish mine over the next few years.

Honey tinted, with notes of vanilla, custard, tropical fruit and caramel. A little light on the palate. This might be at full maturity. I'll finish mine over the next few years.

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1983
92
Orange, copper in color the wine merges sweet, honeyed tropical fruits with creme brulee, custard, butterscotch, and caramel. On the border between sweet and racy, with the acidity starting to edge the fruit out, this is probably slightly past its peak drinking window. Still, it was easy to finish the glass for all its honeyed, orange tropical fruits and caramel. If you are sitting on any, do not hesitate to drink this now before more of the sweet fruit slowly fades.

Orange, copper in color the wine merges sweet, honeyed tropical fruits with creme brulee, custard, butterscotch, and caramel. On the border between sweet and racy, with the acidity starting to edge the fruit out, this is probably slightly past its peak drinking window. Still, it was easy to finish the glass for all its honeyed, orange tropical fruits and caramel. If you are sitting on any, do not hesitate to drink this now before more of the sweet fruit slowly fades.

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This golden, copper, hued wine is at the peak of maturity. Ripe, sweet, honey coated fruit tickle your nose and your palate gets to bathe in it as well. This is fully mature and will probably not improve from here. Drink it over the next few years to enjoy the sweet, ripe fruit.

This golden, copper, hued wine is at the peak of maturity. Ripe, sweet, honey coated fruit tickle your nose and your palate gets to bathe in it as well. This is fully mature and will probably not improve from here. Drink it over the next few years to enjoy the sweet, ripe fruit.

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1975
88
Deep gold hue with scents of apricots, nectarines, caramel, peaches and vanilla. Better on the nose than the palate where it lacked ample sweetness and depth. The wine finished with caramel, light oranges and apricot, but was clearly starting to dry out.

Deep gold hue with scents of apricots, nectarines, caramel, peaches and vanilla. Better on the nose than the palate where it lacked ample sweetness and depth. The wine finished with caramel, light oranges and apricot, but was clearly starting to dry out.

2,573 Views   Tasted