Chateau Sigalas Rabaud takes its name from the two original owners of the estate, the Rabaud family, who owned the property prior to 1660 and the Sigalas family, who purchased the property in 1864.
The 2009 Sigalas Rabaud presents with enticing aromas of tropical fruits as well of notes of apricot and vanilla custard. On the palate, the wine is very fresh and awakens the palate and on the finish, there is evidence of sweet, spicy and honeyed fruits.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 95
"The Sigalas Rabaud was sensational out of barrel and served blind, the wine does nothing to dispel my initial optimism that this is the apogee for the estate – so far. It is bestowed with an intense bouquet of quince, orange zest and almond with a lighter touch of honey compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with great viscosity. This is an assertive Sauternes that wants to make an impression, although it does not display the complexity or breeding of Yquem and Suduiraut. Still, it is very composed and perhaps is saving something up for later, biding its time as it were. This is a wondrous wine."
Wine Spectator (WS): 92
"Lush but defined, with a lovely floral and green tea frame to the dried pineapple, quince, pear and yellow apple fruit flavors, which are seamless through the long, lightly toasted coconut-tinged finish. Very suave. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc."