1997 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes (375ml)

SKU #1060641 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This light to medium gold-colored, fragrant, medium-to full- bodied, sweet wine is low in acidity, redolent with honeyed pineapple and pear notes intermixed with vanilla bean and crème brûlée. Luscious, rich and evolved, it will drink well for 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: now - 2017...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. (Bordeaux: A Consumer's Guide to the World's Finest Wines, pg 1077)  (11/2002)

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