Chateau de Rayne Vigneau 2003

 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)
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2003 Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Chateau de Rayne Vigneau 84-hectare vineyard lies on a magnificent rump overlooking Sauternes -wine sub region of Bordeaux. The 2003 vintage is 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc.

This 1er Cru Classe from Sauternes AOC displays a golden hue. The very intense nose exudes marmalade and exotic fruits. The palate offers generous candied fruits and very pleasant volume, with extraordinary length.

Parker : 88 / 100
Wine Spectator : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Compared to a bottle tasted earlier the same morning, I notice a more petrol-like scent emerging, a touch of reduction that manifests a minty, almost leathery note. The palate is medium-bodied with mango and banana skin on the entry. It is missing a little acidity, although it musters more freshness toward the finish, with adequate if not extraordinary levels of botrytis. Drink now-2018. Tasted April 2013.
BordeauxSauternes
Country
France

Alcohol
14

J. Robinson
18

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
91

Dessert wine
Yes

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau de Rayne Vigneau

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
88

Allergens
Contains sulfites