The nose is slightly muffled at first, then offers vanilla, marzipan, pineapple, honey and malt, with citrus peel flavours joining in on the palate, led by grapefruit. A beautiful, balanced wine; not a very sweet or rich, big botrytis year style though.
Drink: 2013 to 2030
95 Points Robert Parker
Though Sigalas-Rabaud 2010 was extremely promising out-of-barrel, I never expected that it would trump d’Yquem in a blind tasting once in bottle. It has an engaging, pure and lifted bouquet with scents of lemon curd, honey, ripe oranges and quince that are extremely well-defined. The palate is well-defined with a fine line of acidity, crisp mineralite and tension. This is very composed and tightly wound, a Sauternes probably built for the long-term and not giving too much away now. Yet the class is already tangible. This is one of the best wines from the estate in recent years. Drink now-2030+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. April, 2014
93 Points Robert Parker
Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, the 2010 Sigalas Rabaud leaps from the glass with notes of preserved lemons, lime cordial and apricot tart plus suggestions of paraffin wax and allspice. Concentrated and boldly fruited in the mouth, it has a racy backbone countering the seductive, densely packed layers, finishing with a citrusy lift.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. March, 2020