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Château Raymond-Lafon

Château Raymond-Lafon 2003

Château Raymond-Lafon 2003

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Château Raymond-Lafon 2003



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Chateau Raymond Lafon is located in Sauternes, Bordeaux, next to the vineyards of Chateau d'Yquem and very close to Chateau Suduiraut. It was founded in 1850 by Raymond Lafon and was inherited by Louis Pontallier, grandson of Lafon, whose grandson, Paul Pontallier, is the director of Chateau Margaux.

Pontallier sold the château in 1952 to the Bourdier family, from whom the current owners, the Meslier family, (Pierre Meslier was then the managing director of Chateau d'Yquem) acquired it in 1972. The association and proximity to Chateau d' Yquem explains why Raymond Lafon is made in the same way with the great sweet wine of Bordeaux.

The small 18-hectare vineyard is planted with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc with vines that have an average age of 40 years. The wine spends 3 years in 100% new French oak barrels.

Reviews of the 2003 vintage

Wine Spectator : 92/100
"Unctuous, boasting bold candied orange and grapefruit peel flavors that lead the way for lush date, glazed pear, pie crust and honey notes. Long and sweet through the finish. Shows the tropical power of the vintage, but stays refined enough. Drink now through 2020. (JM, Web-2011)"

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) : 92/100

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