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Château de Rayne-Vigneau

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2022
93
Layers of sweet, spicy, white peaches, tangerine, mango, and pineapple all coated with honey hit all the right pleasure buttons. The wine is sweet, refined, fresh, and creamy from start to finish. In fact, this is already a treat in your glass. Drink from 2025-2045. 92-94 Pts.

Layers of sweet, spicy, white peaches, tangerine, mango, and pineapple all coated with honey hit all the right pleasure buttons. The wine is sweet, refined, fresh, and creamy from start to finish. In fact, this is already a treat in your glass. Drink from 2025-2045. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
94
Spicy pineapples, with accents of ginger, Meyer lemons, caramel and honeyed tropical fruits shoot from the glass, ending with a fresh, racy, sweet, vibrant, honeyed, tropical finish. Drink it young, or age it for decades. Drink from 2024-2050.

Spicy pineapples, with accents of ginger, Meyer lemons, caramel and honeyed tropical fruits shoot from the glass, ending with a fresh, racy, sweet, vibrant, honeyed, tropical finish. Drink it young, or age it for decades. Drink from 2024-2050.

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2020
93
Layers of sweet, spicy, white peaches, tangerine, mango and pineapple all coated with honey hit all the right pleasure buttons. Sweet, refined, fresh and creamy from start to finish, this is already a treat in your glass. Drink from 2023-2045.

Layers of sweet, spicy, white peaches, tangerine, mango and pineapple all coated with honey hit all the right pleasure buttons. Sweet, refined, fresh and creamy from start to finish, this is already a treat in your glass. Drink from 2023-2045.

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Pineapple, vanilla, apricots, roasted nuts, flowers and honey create the attention-seeking perfume. Fresh, sweet, ripe, juicy and fruity with loads of honey-coated lemon creme and apricots in the endnote. 91-93 Pts

Pineapple, vanilla, apricots, roasted nuts, flowers and honey create the attention-seeking perfume. Fresh, sweet, ripe, juicy and fruity with loads of honey-coated lemon creme and apricots in the endnote. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
Honeyed apricot, pineapple, candied orange rind, vanilla, a touch of honeysuckle, and a hint of spice are what you initially notice before moving to the fresh, orange and mango-centric, spicy, nutty, sweet, fresh palate. This is one of the sweet wines that will work well with savory courses or as a dessert wine. Drink from 2022-2039.

Honeyed apricot, pineapple, candied orange rind, vanilla, a touch of honeysuckle, and a hint of spice are what you initially notice before moving to the fresh, orange and mango-centric, spicy, nutty, sweet, fresh palate. This is one of the sweet wines that will work well with savory courses or as a dessert wine. Drink from 2022-2039.

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2018
92
Kicking off with strong floral notes followed by With a range of flowers and orange fruits, you also find vanilla bean and honey notes. A bit light, you can enjoy this young with savory dishes.

Kicking off with strong floral notes followed by With a range of flowers and orange fruits, you also find vanilla bean and honey notes. A bit light, you can enjoy this young with savory dishes.

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With a range of flowers and orange fruits, you also find vanilla bean and honey notes. A bit light, you can enjoy this young with savory dishes.

With a range of flowers and orange fruits, you also find vanilla bean and honey notes. A bit light, you can enjoy this young with savory dishes.

1,979 Views   Tasted
2018
90
Waxy lemon with tropical fruit is crisp, fresh, creamy and ready to go for near term drinking pleasure.

Waxy lemon with tropical fruit is crisp, fresh, creamy and ready to go for near term drinking pleasure.

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2017
93
The floral notes on the front end add to the pineapple, Mandarin orange and apricot to create the base of the wine. Take all that, drizzle it with honey and vanilla, add a liberal dose of acidity, shake, stir and serve for a delicious indulgence.

The floral notes on the front end add to the pineapple, Mandarin orange and apricot to create the base of the wine. Take all that, drizzle it with honey and vanilla, add a liberal dose of acidity, shake, stir and serve for a delicious indulgence.

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2016
92
White peaches, flowers, vanilla, apricot, pineapple and honey tones pop as soon as the cork leaves the glass. Sweet, but with ample to provide lift, allowing you to enjoy the array of tropical fruits, vanilla and honey in the finish.

White peaches, flowers, vanilla, apricot, pineapple and honey tones pop as soon as the cork leaves the glass. Sweet, but with ample to provide lift, allowing you to enjoy the array of tropical fruits, vanilla and honey in the finish.

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2015
93
With a strong floral note that adds to the candied orange, apricot and honey coated pineapples in the nose. Lush, sweet and rich, with a blast of acidity that really keeps this going. Over the past few years, this estate has really upped their game. 92 - 94 Pts

With a strong floral note that adds to the candied orange, apricot and honey coated pineapples in the nose. Lush, sweet and rich, with a blast of acidity that really keeps this going. Over the past few years, this estate has really upped their game. 92 - 94 Pts

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2014
94
Looking for a great deal on a sweet wine for the holidays, look no further. Already delicious to taste today, the roasted apricot, pineapple, mango, vanilla and honeysuckle packed nose is the perfect introduction to all the honey-slathered tropical fruits and nuts on the palate. All of this sweet treat is perfectly balanced with ample racy acidity making this a pleasure to sniff and sip. Drink now, and over the next 2 decades with ease.

Looking for a great deal on a sweet wine for the holidays, look no further. Already delicious to taste today, the roasted apricot, pineapple, mango, vanilla and honeysuckle packed nose is the perfect introduction to all the honey-slathered tropical fruits and nuts on the palate. All of this sweet treat is perfectly balanced with ample racy acidity making this a pleasure to sniff and sip. Drink now, and over the next 2 decades with ease.

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2013
90
The wine was very tight and will not a lot of coaxing, air and probably bottle age before it begins to display its charms. You could easily sense the sweetness, honey, vanilla and oak, but everything was round at this point, quite tightly.

The wine was very tight and will not a lot of coaxing, air and probably bottle age before it begins to display its charms. You could easily sense the sweetness, honey, vanilla and oak, but everything was round at this point, quite tightly.

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2012
85
Light in color, fruit, density and flavor, this was more like a charming, sweet, aperitif, than a Sauternes. This is the type of sweet wine that pairs quite well with lightweight, but tasty, savory courses or even oysters. This needs to be drunk on the young side.

Light in color, fruit, density and flavor, this was more like a charming, sweet, aperitif, than a Sauternes. This is the type of sweet wine that pairs quite well with lightweight, but tasty, savory courses or even oysters. This needs to be drunk on the young side.

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2011
93
With a strong floral note that adds to the candied orange, apricot and honey coated pineapples in the nose. Lush, sweet and rich, with a blast of acidity that really keeps this going. Over the past few years, this estate has really upped their game.

With a strong floral note that adds to the candied orange, apricot and honey coated pineapples in the nose. Lush, sweet and rich, with a blast of acidity that really keeps this going. Over the past few years, this estate has really upped their game.

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A very nice sweet treat here, with loads of fresh, sweet, ripe, honeyed tropical fruits and vanilla. There is ample freshness in the finish to give all the sugar a lift.

A very nice sweet treat here, with loads of fresh, sweet, ripe, honeyed tropical fruits and vanilla. There is ample freshness in the finish to give all the sugar a lift.

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2010
91
Opened to celebrate International Sweet Wine Day, May, 8, the wine is young, medium bodied, fresh, sweet, vibrant and leaning a bit to the orange, apricot, nectarine, tangerine side of the style range, all coated with honey as expected. There is a solid sensation of sweetness, but the acidity, is sharp, presented and accounted for.

Opened to celebrate International Sweet Wine Day, May, 8, the wine is young, medium bodied, fresh, sweet, vibrant and leaning a bit to the orange, apricot, nectarine, tangerine side of the style range, all coated with honey as expected. There is a solid sensation of sweetness, but the acidity, is sharp, presented and accounted for.

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2009
92
Medium bodied, with good, fresh acidity, honeyed tropical and orange fruits, vanilla and floral notes. Forward, sweet and easy to drink, enjoy it now, if you like more tropical tones. Age it for a decade if you prefer more caramel and custard in your glass.

Medium bodied, with good, fresh acidity, honeyed tropical and orange fruits, vanilla and floral notes. Forward, sweet and easy to drink, enjoy it now, if you like more tropical tones. Age it for a decade if you prefer more caramel and custard in your glass.

4,503 Views   Tasted
2007
92
Apricot, orange, citrus, honey suckle and overripe tropical fruit, lush textures and a sweet, honey coated citrus and tropical fruit finish, good acidity, freshness and length.

Apricot, orange, citrus, honey suckle and overripe tropical fruit, lush textures and a sweet, honey coated citrus and tropical fruit finish, good acidity, freshness and length.

4,621 Views   Tasted
2003
91
For some reason, I seldom taste this wine, which is a shame as it can be quite good and sells for a fair price. Lush, juicy layers of overripe pineapple, lemon rind, apricot and marmalade drenched in honey, topped with coconut and vanilla and honeysuckle are found in each sip, swirl and sniff.

For some reason, I seldom taste this wine, which is a shame as it can be quite good and sells for a fair price. Lush, juicy layers of overripe pineapple, lemon rind, apricot and marmalade drenched in honey, topped with coconut and vanilla and honeysuckle are found in each sip, swirl and sniff.

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2001
90
Ready to go. The wine is medium bodied, fresh and focused on its tropical, pineapple, apricot, tangerine, honey and spicy personality. While it lacks the weight of the top wines from the vintage, the acidity is good, giving the wine the right amount of freshness and sweetness to make it fun to taste today. It is not a wine I'd wait for miracles to happen in the bottle however.

Ready to go. The wine is medium bodied, fresh and focused on its tropical, pineapple, apricot, tangerine, honey and spicy personality. While it lacks the weight of the top wines from the vintage, the acidity is good, giving the wine the right amount of freshness and sweetness to make it fun to taste today. It is not a wine I'd wait for miracles to happen in the bottle however.

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1937
97
Amber in color, this stunner offered a perfume of caramel, butterscotch, pineapple upside down cake, burnt, candied orange rind and honey. With intensity, acidity, sweetness and length, this was stunning! If you see this at auction, and it has good provenance, try and buy it!

Amber in color, this stunner offered a perfume of caramel, butterscotch, pineapple upside down cake, burnt, candied orange rind and honey. With intensity, acidity, sweetness and length, this was stunning! If you see this at auction, and it has good provenance, try and buy it!

1,612 Views   Tasted
1926
70
More alive than Julius Caesar, but not by much. Murky in color, with very little discernible fruit, there was not a lot of pleasure in this overly acidic wine. If this wine was a person, we would have called 911, hoping to revive it before it was too late.

More alive than Julius Caesar, but not by much. Murky in color, with very little discernible fruit, there was not a lot of pleasure in this overly acidic wine. If this wine was a person, we would have called 911, hoping to revive it before it was too late.

2,581 Views   Tasted