2007 1er Cru Classe from Sauternes
The Chateau Rabaud-Promis is established on one of the most complex terroirs of the Sauternes appellation. This 2007 is a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle.
Very pure fresh fruit notes are released on the palate. Pear, apricot, mango, or even damson aromas can also be felt, enhanced by spring honey and slightly stewed exotic fruit flavours.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted single blind against its peers. The oft-overlooked Rabaud-Promis 2007 seems to get better and better every time I come back to it. The nose demands coaxing from the glass, however, peering deep inside there are some lovely pure tangerine and almost Muscat aromas developing. The palate is very well-balanced with good tension and spice. It is an energetic Sauternes with impressive weight and persistency on the botrytis-rich finish. It has length and great harmony, but given its upward curve, I would keep my bottles safely in the cellar. Tasted January 2011.