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Château-Raymond-Lafon Sauternes 1986

Château-Raymond-Lafon Sauternes 1986
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$69.00

SKU 08600

750ml

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Behind the beautiful yellow gown, you will discover a traditional Sauternes, smooth and delicate, one that lingers long on the palate and possesses, depending on the vintage, the subtle flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, banana, vanilla, apricot, candied lemon, and even spices, prunes and honey.
Category Dessert Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Sauternes
Brand Château-Raymond-Lafon
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateIt is hard to believe the 1986 will eclipse the great 1983, but the differences in the two wines are negligible. I do not believe the 1986 makes quite the impact on the palate that the huge, massive 1983 does, but there is a great deal of botrytis, and a profound, penetrating fragrance of cooked pineapple, vanillin, toast, and honeyed peaches. The wine is streamlined, yet also lusciously rich and full-bodied, with crisp, zesty acidity, and a creamy, intense finish. Anticipated maturity: Now-2012. Last tasted, 3/92.

Robert Parker, August 1993
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorUnusually tight and hard, showing distinctive floral and lilac notes and earth, soil, honey and violet flavors, all nicely focused. A bit rough. Drinkable now; may be better in 1998.

April 15, 1995