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1996 Château Raymond-Lafon (375ml)
Producer: Château Raymond-Lafon chateau-raymond-lafon.fr
Appellation: Sauternes - France (AOC)
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Sémillon - Sauvignon Blanc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Description: elegant, controlled; dry orange. slight acidity maintained "fresh" notes.
Related Ratings:
rated (1995 vintage, 375ml bottle) : June 1, 2000 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"Raymond-Lafon is a name to watch in the Sauternes district, particularly if one is looking for a wine that is close to the brilliance and majestic richness of Yquem for less than one-third the price. This small estate abuts Yquem's vineyard and has an excellent reputation. …Unfortunately, the wine is extremely difficult to find because of the tiny production (1,300 cases) and the fact that the proprietor Pierre Meslier sells much of it to private clients in Europe."
rated (1999 vintage, 375ml bottle) : August 23, 2006 , Kevin Smith
"Winery abutting d'Yquem. Underrated." Best 2009-2029
tasted (1990 vintage, 375ml bottle) : June 1, 2011 , Kevin Ham
87 points "Ok but not great, oily and cloying, lacked the acidity to keep it lively and make it very good or great."