93 Points Robert Parker
Consistent notes to the bottle tasted at Southwold several weeks earlier. It has a well-defined bouquet with scents of spice, peach skin, mandarin and a slight marine-like accent that was noticeable on the 2008. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous entry. It has a candied purity with good acidity, although there is still some oak to be resolved on the finish. Give this beauty another two or three years to show what it can really do. Drink 2016-2030. Tasted April 2013.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. June, 2013
91 Points Robert Parker
Pale gold colored, the 2009 Rayne-Vigneau is revealing scents of broom, green tea, fragrant earth and candied citrus peel with touches of Manuka honey and crème caramel. The evolving palate has a pleasant nuttiness complimenting the hedonic dried berry layers, finishing earthy/savory.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. March, 2019