Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château Sigalas Rabaud, SAUTERNES 375ml
$41.40 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
During the mid to late 1800s, the owner, Henri Drouilhet de Sigalas purchased Chateau Pexoto, a 10-hectare vineyard that was part of the 1855 Classification, and added those vines to his domaine. In 1903, the Sigalas family renamed the estate, Chateau Rabaudet, which then became, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud.
Push and pull through the palate, building a sense of contrast and momentum, juicy and rich texture, this is powerful, with apricot puree, white truffles, grilled almonds, citrus and peach flesh. Excellent grip though the palate. 96 Jane Anson.
Lively and exciting on the palate, this has energy and so much appeal in the delivery of sugary sweetness, lemon zest and spiced edges. I love the playful nature, it's quite linear and direct at the moment, less expansive than some others, taut and focused but with good power, direction and detail. Will be nice to re-taste in bottle. 94 Georgina Hindle, Decanter Magazine.