Château Sigalas Rabaud has been in the Sigalas family since 1863 and through six generations. It is perfectly situated on a small hill overlooking Château d’Yquem, just 500 metres away. With just fourteen hectares, it is the smallest of all the premier cru classé Sauternes properties. Vineyard plantings consist of 85% Semillon and 15% Sauvignon.
The current generation, Laure de Lambert Compeyrot and her son, Jean Compeyrot, have great drive and determination to promote these special wines to a new audience. The second wine ‘Lieutenant de Sigalas’ is delightful, with a lovely floral character and rich, honeyed fruit.
'This pure Semillon was aged for 8 months in French oak and has a pale golden colour. On the nose there is an explosion of grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, apricot, white nougat, vanilla and nutmeg. The palate is dry with beautifully balanced acidity. Orange skin, apricot and mango mingle with baking spice and linger on. Despite there being such delicious examples, dry white Bordeaux is so often over looked - worth a try!'Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot