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Raymond Lafon 2004

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
TypeStill
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2004Raymond LafonBT50200.001292 NM6022.22222133333392.0092.00Raymond Lafon0.75
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Tasting Notes

The 2004 Raymond-Lafon is a very commendable wine for the vintage. It has a rich and generous bouquet with candied orange peel, quince, butterscotch and a touch of melted butter that is instantly enjoyable, a bouquet you really want to stick your beak into. The palate is well-balanced and sumptuous in the mouth, with fine acidity and tension. This is refined and classy Raymond Lafon, the oak deftly integrated with impressive complexity on the finish, which lingers long in the mouth. This is a top 2004 Sauternes that I suspect can be purchased on the secondary market at a very reasonable price. Drink now-2025. Tasted February 2014.

92
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (212), May 2014

Gold in colour, this wine displays ripe, honeyed stone fruit on the nose with sweet vanilla, cinnamon and clove. The palate is rich and viscous, having a lovely balance between honeyed fruit, sweet spice, and candied citrus peel. Starting to show more developed notes of dried apricots and savoury spice in the mid-palate, this wine is ready to drink but still has a real vibrancy. Balancing acidity lifts the honeyed, spicy finish.

16
Farr Vintners, June 2013
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