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Château Raymond-Lafon

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2016 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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. .

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2015 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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

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2013 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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2011 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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2010 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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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.

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2009 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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2007 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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2006 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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?

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2003 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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2001 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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1990 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1988 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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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.

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1986 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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1983 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 94

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 Château Raymond-Lafon  (Sauternes) 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.

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