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2007 Chateau Raymond Lafon Sauternes (half bottle)
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92-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - August 2010

($45-$60) Pungent botrytized aromas of apricot, pineapple, orange zest and licorice, lifted by floral high tones. Dense, spicy and thick on the palate, offering superb purity of fruit framed and lifted by ineffable spicy and minty high tones. Not a particularly fat or powerful style; in fact, the perfectly integrated acidity gives shape to the middle palate and extends the finish, which displays late botrytis notes of barley sugar and honey. A beauty in the making: I tasted the final blend, but the wine will not be bottled until September.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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