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2010 Château Rayne-Vigneau

375ml

ITEM 8008435 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Mr. Y 1 $30 $30
robru6 3 of 4 $30 $90
4 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8050686 1 $26 Jan 2, 2022
I8026466 1 $30 Dec 12, 2021
I8008480 1 $30 Nov 28, 2021
I8008435 4 $30 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

89-91The Wine Advocate

...shows a slight chalkiness on the nose that remains very tight despite coaxing from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with mango, guava and passion fruit on the entry, broadening out nicely across the palate with a spicy edge...

PRODUCER

Château Rayne-Vigneau

Château Rayne Vigneau is a Premier Grand Cru Classe Sauternes estate. Its 207 acres is planted to 74% Semillon, 24% Sauvignon and 2% Muscadelle. In the 19th century it was nearly as famous as Château d’Yquem and it enjoys a terrific site on a high plateau of gravel and sand soil. The second wind is Madame de Rayne.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Sauternes, Bommes

Sauternes makes the world’s most famous dessert wines. Though the appellation lies within the Graves region of Bordeaux’s left bank, the appellation makes only sweet wines from white grapes, primarily Semillon sometimes blended with small amounts of Muscadelle. The five communes within Sauternes are Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes. Barsac also has its own appellation and, typically, Barsac wines are slightly drier and lighter than other Sauternes. Sauternes are made when weather conditions result in a mold called Botrytis cinerea developing on the grapes, which causes them to become especially sweet. Sauternes are not produced every vintage, so successful vintages become especially collectible. Sauternes estates were classified in 1855, and Château d’Yquem, the appellation’s most prestigious estate, was ranked in a class by itself as a Premier Grand Cru. Château d’Yquem wines are among the most prized wines in the world.

VINTAGE

2010 Château Rayne-Vigneau

Bommes