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 is pale golden; the nose has ripe baked apples, honey, and plenty of white blossom and floral notes. Sweet on the palate, but balanced with good acidity, this this an elegant Sauternes with flavours of orange juice, honey, saffron and ginger spice.'Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot