This small estate abuts Yquem’s vineyard and has had an excellent reputation.
However, the estate of Raymond-Lafon fell into neglect, and it was not until 1972 that Pierre Meslier, the manager of Yquem, purchased this vineyard and began to rebuild this wine’s once fabulous reputation.
With a tiny yield of 9 hectoliters per hectare (even less than Yquem’s), with the same grape blend and winemaking techniques employed as Yquem, and with the same ruthless selection procedure (normally 20% – 100% of a harvest is declassified), Raymond-Lafon has already produced a succession of splendid Sauternes, beginning with a great 1975 and just recently concluding with a monumental 1990.
One must wonder why this vineyard, situated next to Yquem and surrounded by all the Premiers Crus Classés of Sauternes, was overlooked in the 1855 classification
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