Sigalas-Rabaud is the smallest Sauternes First Growth, with 33 acres of gravelly, south and south-east facing vineyards, lying within eye-shot (500 metres) of the great Ch d` Yquem. It was originally part of Château Rabaud until the latter was divided into Sigalas-Rabaud and Rabaud-Promis, in 1903. The two properties were reunited in 1929, before being separated again in 1952. It is currently owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Sigalas family, Laure de Lambert Compeyrot. In 2016, the blend is 85% Semillon with 15% Sauvignon, ageing in 30% new oak barrels. The colour is pale, green golden, with pungently vibrant, tropical fruit and spicy aromas of great distinction. On the palate, this has spectacular fruitiness and racy intensity, with a lively, balanced, beautiful, long finish (for drinking 2020-2035+).
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