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Château de Rayne-Vigneau Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2011

Member Review by Rodolphe Boulanger:

Super concentrated with lime, orange and peach notes.

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Château de Rayne-Vigneau:
The vineyards of Rayne Vigneau lie on a splendidly sited ridge, and have overlooked the Sauternes region ever since the estate was founded in the early 17 th century. The expression "Vigneau de Bommes" qualified, at that time, both the estate, the house, the tenure and the family called Vigneau who were the first owners. Gabriel de Vigneau appears in the title deeds as from 1635. His son Etienn... Read more
The vineyards of Rayne Vigneau lie on a splendidly sited ridge, and have overlooked the Sauternes region ever since the estate was founded in the early 17 th century. The expression "Vigneau de Bommes" qualified, at that time, both the estate, the house, the tenure and the family called Vigneau who were the first owners. Gabriel de Vigneau appears in the title deeds as from 1635. His son Etienne married Jeanne Sauvage, the daughter of the owner of Château d'Yquem, and took over active management of the estate in 1681. Madame de Rayne, whose maiden name was Catherine de Pontac, bought the estate in 1834. Successive owners have since worked and invested considerably to improve the quality of the wines. Today the estate is one of the leading lights of the Sauternes appellation, with a clearly-defined style that shows, throughout vintages, intensity, freshness and length. Since the acquisition of Château Rayne Vigneau in 2004 by CA Grands Crus, an improvement plan has been put in place for the entire estate. This is supervised by Bernard Monteau, the technical director, and abetted by advice from the consultant oenologist, Denis Dubourdieu. The official classification of 1855 placed Vigneau amongst the first growths of Sauternes. In 1867, the famous wine broker Daney even gave it number one ranking, just after Yquem. The estate was finally given its current name of Rayne Vigneau by Albert de Pontac, the great nephew of Madame de Rayne. Since the acquisition of Château Rayne Vigneau in 2004 by CA Grands Crus, an improvement plan has been put in place for the entire estate. This is supervised by Bernard Monteau, the technical director, and abetted by advice from the consultant oenologist, Denis Dubourdieu. The company CA GRANDS CRUS, a fully owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, became, in 2004, the owner of five prestigious Bordeaux estates: Château de Rayne Vigneau, 1 er Grand Cru Classé Sauternes, Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, 5 ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac, Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe, Château Blaignan and Château Plagnac, Crus Bourgeois Médoc. Read less

Member Reviews for Château de Rayne-Vigneau Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/30/2009

Super concentrated with lime, orange and peach notes.


Snooth User: NielsvdV
82254304
5.00 5
Vintage: 1998 08/04/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: MReff
97856254
2.00 5
Vintage: 1975 12/16/2008

Nice caramel color some boytritis and wood on the nose. I was hoping for some almond flavors but it fell rather flat on the palate. Could be past its prime.


Snooth User: Chiara Gori
3395483
4.00 5
Vintage: 1959 12/28/2009

Very good and elegant sauternes


3.00 5
Vintage: NV 11/28/2014

Three glasses


External Reviews for Château de Rayne-Vigneau Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/23/2012

Sweet and rich, but with a racy edge, showing nicely detailed orange zest, fig, apricot and nectarine notes. A firm hint of bitter almond adds length on the finish. Very solid.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rayne-Vigneau 375ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

The Rayne-Vigneau has a seductive nose with tropical fruit, vanilla and coconut aromas that seek to entrance from first acquaintance. At the moment, the oak is noticeable but it should assimilate by the time of bottling. The palate is very precise wi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rayne-Vigneau 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 03/10/2012

80% semillon and 20% sauvignon blanc. Expressive and seductive on the nose with tropical citrus notes and orange blossom nectar. Focused and dense on the palate with a tart freshness. Layered, orange liqueur notes of Cointreau add depth and gravity... Devon Magee. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Rayne-Vigneau 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 03/13/2012

The 2009 Rayne-Vigneau is one of the stars of the vintage. It has a very well defined, almost understated nose with white peach, apricot and lime leaf: very pretty and succinct. The palate is very well balanced, beautifully defined with real minerali... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Rayne-Vigneau 750ml


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