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1986 Château Raymond-Lafon (750ml)
Producer: Château Raymond-Lafon chateau-raymond-lafon.fr
Appellation: Sauternes - France (AOC)
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Sémillon - Sauvignon Blanc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$57.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: March 1, 1990 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "It is hard to believe this wine will eclipse the great 1983, but the differences in the two wines are negligible. I do not believe the 1986 makes quite the impact on the palate that the huge, massive 1983 does, but there is a great deal of botrytis and a profound, penetrating fragrance of sautéed pineapple, vanilin, toast, and honeyed peaches. In the mouth, the wine is more streamlined than the 1983, but lusciously rich and full bodied., with very good acidity and a creamy , intense finish. It will be interesting to compare the 1983 and 1986 as they evolve. My guess is that the 1986 will age faster." Best 1990-2012
rated: August 30, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4.5 stars "Excellent mature Sauternes. Not as sweet and syrupy as a younger Sauternes. On the other hand, rich and complex aromas. Very long finish."