Château Sigalas Rabaud 2009 | Half bottle (0,375L)
Château Sigalas Rabaud, 1er Cru Classé 1855 belongs to a 14-hectare vineyard in sustainable viticulture called "the jewel of Sigalas". Created in the 19th century by the Sigalas family. 94% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon.
Ageing in French oak barrels for 18 months.
The Sigalas Rabaud was sensational out of barrel and served blind, the wine does nothing to dispel my initial optimism that this is the apogee for the estate – so far. It is bestowed with an intense bouquet of quince, orange zest and almond with a lighter touch of honey compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with great viscosity. This is an assertive Sauternes that wants to make an impression, although it does not display the complexity or breeding of Yquem and Suduiraut. Still, it is very composed and perhaps is saving something up for later, biding its time as it were. This is a wondrous wine. Drink now-2040.