2010 Sigalas Rabaud, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)
Densely structured wine, full of honey, cinnamon, and sweetness. The acidity gives just the right counterpoint.
This is bright with a fresh and vibrant backbone of acidity and palate. The first impression of the palate is full of honey and caramel and the finish is long and silky.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This has quite a bit of sulphur on the nose at first, but it clears with aeration. It remains tightly-coiled, with lemon, honey, apricot and limestone, demonstrating fine minerality. The palate has great tension on the entry, quite spicy and nutty in style, with a vibrant, zesty finish. This is an exuberant Sigalas-Rabaud with great potential.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright golden yellow. Vibrant nose offers deep aromas of white flowers, mango, peach and orange jam lifted by tangy botrytis. Clean, fresh and stylish, with sweet, juicy flavors of peppery yellow plum, tangerine and banana cream pie. Lively but harmonious acidity gives this wine a touch of austerity on the smooth, long finish. This should greatly repay cellaring.
A broad, unctuous style, with toasted coconut and brioche flavors framing the creamed apricot, tangerine and mango core. Stays toasty and nutty through the thick finish, with pleasant base notes. Drink now through 2025.
Vanilla, cream, herbs and spices. Surprisingly savoury - not so much caramel as spice, and the umami character of sherry. Long and dense. 17/20 points.