Château de Rayne Vigneau 2009 White (Sauternes)
A lemon zest flavor cuts through this delicate wine. It has lively sweetness and flavors of lemon curd and bitter orange that lace the note of honey. There is much more concentration to come in the future.
Château de Rayne Vigneau 2012 Barrel sample White (Sauternes)
92–94. Barrel Sample. This wine feels concentrated and densely structured with a great texture of spice, botrytis and acidity. It's a success for the vintage—full and richly structured—with fruit and dry botrytis well in balance.
Château de Rayne Vigneau 2005 White (Sauternes)
While this wine is not powerful, it has elegance to go with the ripe fruit, fresh honey, lemon flavors and a core of dense dryness. With this vintage, Rayne Vigneau seems to be back where its vineyard, next to Yquem, suggests it should be.
Château de Rayne Vigneau 2006 White (Sauternes)
A wine that shows a new, improved direction for this chateau, neighbor of Château d’Yquem. It is impressively concentrated and full of dry botrytis, orange marmalade and sweet pear juice flavors.