Composed of 95% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2008 Sigalas Rabaud features a pale lemon-gold color and nose of warm pineapple, guava and peach preserves with touches of honeycomb and toast. Elegant in the mouth with a lively backbone, it is drinking beautifully now, with complex earthy notions coming through on the long finish.
91 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)
This is lush, with mango, papaya, green fig and glazed pear aromas and flavors that glide over a creamy frame. The long finish sports more power than finesse, but that's all right when you've got this much range. Drink now through 2021.
91 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2011)
This shows really good intensity on the palate for the vintage with loads of honey, dried lemons and apricot tart. Medium to full-body, medium sweet and a dense and fresh finish. Semi-oily mouth feel. Why wait?
91 points, James Suckling (Dec 2010)
Bright medium gold. High-toned aromas of apricot, minerals and resiny spices. Very rich, tactile and smooth, with a slightly unctuous texture leavened by strong mineral-driven acidity, which gives cut and lift to the middle palate. This penetrating, elegant, tangy wine finishes long and savory, with good thickness and sneaky mounting length.
90+ points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (May 2010)