2010 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes (375ml) (Previously $23)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Raymond-Lafon 2010 has a complex bouquet with lemon peel, almond and quince aromas, and is well-defined with an impressive sense of energy. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening, and well-judged acidity. It builds toward a rounded, pineapple and marmalade- tinged finish. This has good weight and presence with plenty of strikingly fresh acidity to keep everything balanced. This wine deserves a round of applause. (NM)
This is rather dense, with a core of almond cream, coconut, mango, creamed peach and dried apricot notes that should take some time to unfurl fully, revealing lush-textured tarte Tatin, glazed peach and dacquoise flavors in reserve. A big wine. Best from 2018 through 2035. 2,543 cases made. (Web Only - 2015)
Both freshness and richness are well combined in this elegant Sauternes. What it misses in weight, it gains in honey and apricot flavors.
Dark copper colour. Some greenery in the nose. Round, lovely texture. Masses of acidity as well as the rich fruit. Real energy here. Ambitious wine. (17.5)
This wine is absolutely delicious. We tasted it on our April 2014 Bordeaux tasting trip and bought it directly from the property. Quite rich on the palate but with outstanding acidity that gives it perfect balance on the palate. Some coconut undertones with a refreshing lemony touch. A super buy-the best price in the USA!. -Clyde beffa