The 2015 Rayne-Vigneau has a more understated bouquet this year - biding its time, a little timid at first, but opening to offer white flower and acacia scents that are well defined. The palate is fresh and crisp with good mineralité and tension. This saves the fireworks for the end with real race and class, that spicy finish lingering long in the mouth. This has great potential.
93-95 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 224 - Apr 2016)
An unctuous style, with almond and hazelnut cream notes up front, followed by marmalade, candied citrus rind, glazed peach and pear notes. Offers a long, lush finish. For the hedonist crowd.
92-95 points, Wine Spectator (2016)
Very dense and powerful with dried lemon and apple aromas and flavors. Full body, very sweet and flavorful. Dried mushroom and walnut undertones at the finish.
93-94 points, James Suckling (Apr 2016)