2011 Raymond Lafon



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Average critic rating : 91.88 points

90

90

Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Raymond-Lafon 2011 is very backward on the nose with muted scents of wax resin, undergrowth, dried honey and a slight petrol note that lends it a Germanic personality. The palate is viscous on the entry with thickly layered honeyed fruit. It does not quite have the panache of sophistication of its peers and it feels just a little earnest on the finish, but I suspect that bottle age will bestow great complexity. eRobertParker.com.February, 2015

90-92

90-92

The 2011 Raymond Lafon was picked from three tries representing six lots (the first and last de-selected for the second label) between September 19 and October 5, the earliest harvest since 1893. It has 149 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.83. It has an understated bouquet of honey, grilled almond, pineapple and quince aromas. It comes across as tight and not expressive at this early stage, but that will certainly change. The palate offers a light, almond and quince-tinged entry and it represents a lighter, feminine take on the vintage. It is a Raymond Lafon that will be beautifully balanced and endowed with a precise finish that neatly offsets sweetness against acidity. Drink 2013-2028. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate April 2012

92-95

92-95

Quite ripe, offering a large core of orange peel, date and almond notes, with a toasted hazelnut-filled finish. There's plenty of dried mango and apricot in reserve, with a toasty piecrust note. Powerfully rendered. Needs some time. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

17.5

17.5

RS 149 g/l, TA 4.05 g/l, pH 3.83. Intense apricot and apricot kernel on the nose and bitter orange marmalade. Oily mineral spiciness too. Quite savoury and spiced on the palate too. So you almost miss the acidity which runs through its core. Very long finish. Lovely sour freshness at the end with some grapefruit pith to stir it all up. Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com



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