Decanter: "Smells super-fresh and lively, with a florality and citrus lift on the nose. Sweet and unctuous on the palate, this has both a generous weight in terms of thick, viscous wild honey and vanilla caramel flavours, as well as lemon and lime zest with orange juice and peach flesh. Ample, round and persistent. Underlying acidity keeps this fresh and lively. You also get the minerality, the graphite and slate which isn't on many of its peers; a salinity which is an interesting counterpoint to the sweetness."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Raymond-Lafon has a very pure bouquet of pure honeysuckle and quince aromas and a hint of saffron. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity. Not as intense as other Sauternes in this vintage, but razor-sharp on the citric finish. Excellent."
Wine Cellar Insider: "With an intense floral bouquet, the wine quickly moves to its candied orange, pineapple, mango and apricot array of honeyed tropical fruits. Sweet, vibrant and fresh, this is not only perfect for a sweet treat but it is also one of those sweet wines that can be paired with savory and spicy courses as well. Drink from 2023-2042."
Falstaff: "Helles Goldgelb, Silberreflexe. Frische Marillen, ein Hauch von reifer Mango, zart blättriger Honigtouch, dezente Botrytiswürze. Saftig, süß, zart nach Ananas, weißer Pfirsich, ein Hauch von Zitrone, etwas eigenwilliger Stil, salziger Nachhall."
Chateau Raymond Lafon
Chateau Raymond Lafon, 4 au puits, 33210 Sauternes, Frankreich