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Château de Rayne-Vigneau

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2018 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 90

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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2017 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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2015 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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

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2013 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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2012 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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2011 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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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.

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2010 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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2009 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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2007 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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2003 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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2001 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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1937 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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!

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1926 Château de Rayne-Vigneau  (Sauternes) 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.

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