Raymond Lafon 2007

SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White

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Tasting Notes

Tasted single blind against its peers. It never ceases to amaze me just how well Raymond-Lafon performs year after year. The 2007 has an elegant bouquet with touches of tangerine and dried honey, the underlying minerality beginning to show through with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous entry, good acidity with a very taut finish that will need time to express itself. This remains one of the best value wines of the vintage.

Score: 93Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (199), February 2012

Pale straw. Quite big and rich and massive. Pear juice and very intense. Very well done! Obviously lots of botrytis and almost but not quite over the top. Very clean and precise. Yes! Long.

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008

A bright golden colour in the glass, this has an explosive nose of dried apricots, manuka honey, marmalade and vanilla. The palate is rich and full bodied, with notes of buttery Danish pastries - cinnamon, honeyed peaches and baked vanilla. There is a cut of acid that brings a more lifted quince note through the mid-palate with an added earthy, smoky complexity that rounds the fruit. These savoury notes mellow the sweetness and the maturity of almost a decade in bottle makes this perfect for drinking now. Long and sweet but not cloying, this is a seriously impressive wine for the money.

Score: 17+Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, November 2018

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