The 2004 Sauternes 1er cru classe (1855) Chateau de Rayne Vigneau is a subtle blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is produced from an 84 hectare vineyard of 33 years old on average.
This vintage reveals oak and candied lemon notes. Woody and delicate, this Sauternes develops on lovely grilled almond notes. The palate is round, less ample than the previous vintage, yet subtle. The Chateau de Rayne Vigneau offers a good balance between acidity and sugar. On the whole, this wine is pleasant and aromatically rich.