International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Apricot, honey and sexy oak spices on the perfumed, rot-ennobled nose, along with high-toned pineapple and orange peel. Moderately viscous and quite sweet, with impressive fruit intensity and firm underlying backbone. Strong botrytis character gives the wine a tactile, slightly phenolic finish. But impressively long and spicy on the aftertaste.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2000
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Lively green gold, Impressive but relatively evolved. Big classic wine built on a grand scale. Could do with very slightly more tension.Author: Jancis Robinson
A 1er Cru Sauternes located in the commune of Bommes, Sigalas-Rabaud was once part of the larger Rabaud estate until it was split with what is now Rabaud-Promis in 1903. Currently covering approximately 14 ha (making it the smallest 1er Cru estate in Sauternes) and producing nearly 2500 cases, the wine is almost entirely Semillon, with 2% or less Sauvignon Blanc included in the final blend each year. All of the estate's vines average greater than 40 years of age and the fruit is fermented in steel before aging in a combination of both steel and oak.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 4 bottles owned
- 1 collectors