Chateau de Rayne Vigneau 2007

 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)

2007 Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Chateau de Rayne Vigneau wines were classified in 1855 as 1er Cru Classe in the Sauternes appellation. The single-owned vineyard covers 84 hectares on a magnificent rump overlooking Bordeaux wine sub-region. The 2007 Chateau de Rayne Vigneau is 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc.

The vintage displays a honey-tinted gold colour. The nose is very expressive with candied orange, lemon zest notes suggesting beautiful freshness. The palate offers the perfect balance between sweet and sharp.

Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Spectator : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Rayne-Vigneau 2007 seems initially unsettled by the performance of the 2006, on first acquaintance more closed and taciturn. Leaving it to one side, over the following 15 minutes it flowers and offers very attractive scents of white peach, apricot and lemon curd. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine bead of acidity. It is a little compact and unresponsive toward the finish, but there is certainly impressive focus. It is just a Sauternes wine that needs to say more, so I suggest another two or three years in the cellar because there is immense potential. Drink 2015-2025+ Tasted April 2013.
BordeauxSauternes
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
Yes

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau de Rayne Vigneau

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites