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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Sauvignon Blanc Muscadelle Sémillon Bordeaux Sauternes 2008
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Editorial Reviews for Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Sauvignon Blanc Muscadelle Sémillon Bordeaux Sauternes
Typical volatile nose with great depth to the honeycomb, biscuit and orange blossom nose. this features good intensity of botrytis and offers up notes of banna and coconut as well as hints of fermenting tea and a core or creme caramel. Sweet but not overly so with great bright acidity. Lush yet with the citrussy fruit that offer relief from the weight, abit hot and even spicy with a hint of pink peppercorn adding cut across the palate before finishing with lots of caramelized orange peel on the long finish. Not a huge fan of Sauternes but this was quite nice and mature. 2007-2020
Member Reviews for Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Sauvignon Blanc Muscadelle Sémillon Bordeaux SauternesAdd your review
Perfectly balanced dry white wine, nutty and honeyed apples, grapefruit and spices, lovely stuff
This is my first Sauternes tasting, so take this as you will. Bouquet reminded me of a vegetable garden, almost like tomato leaves. Rich, but not over-poweringly so. Drank with pears and blue cheese, which it is supposed to complement...didn't see what the big deal was there. Not bad, but I just don't think Sauternes is my thing.
Actually, 3.9 stars. Color, this sauternes has a nice, deep, golden color, very appealing. On the nose, very complex, dried apricot, caramel, honey, classic nose! Midpalate, oil think, full bodied, dried apricot and honey are interacting harmoniously, it completely covers my tongue. Finish, very smooth, textured, nice complexity, lingering in the mouth (50+ seconds), round, and well balanced. Overall, this sauternes is very well made. It has a lot of potential. It is young and has not peaked yet. I'd recommend you put it away for 40 even 60 more years! It will only get better over time. Bottled at 13%. I am 93+ on this effort now. I can see it as a 95 pointer in 30+ years from now. Happy drinking!
My 1st Sauternes that i have in my collection.
Lively on the nose with a big, creamy marshmallow and dried tropical fruit tone supported by background notes of sweetly spiced wood and roasted nuts. Big and creamy in the mouth with a touch of caramel dominating the dried pear fruits and background botrytis tones. A bit hollow on the midpalate but the caramel cream tones gain in intensity. 90pts.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Sauvignon Blanc Muscadelle Sémillon Bordeaux Sauternes
A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec R de Rieussec 750ml
This wine shows sheer opulence; its beautifully rich and ripe, powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. Its fresh, showing this vintages character. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec 3000ml
Beautiful golden straw colour. Plenty of freshness with aromas of grapefruit and dominated by lychee. A lively attack on the palate bringing out the same sensations. The long finish is accompanied by tropical fruit notes and reflection of sauvignon.
This wine shows sheer opulence; it s beautifully rich and ripe powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. It s fresh showing this vintage s character. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.
This is a fabulous Sauternes with dried peaches, pineapples and mango. Apricots and hints of spices. Even jam. Full-bodied, medium sweet with intense and powerful palate. This wine has 147 grams of residual sugar. So balanced and long. We will see wh... James Suckling. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec 1500ml
Extremely rich and bright with lots of green fig honey and apricot. Very lush and round with some serious weight and power in reserve. Remarkably fresh now. Tasted non-blind. -J.M. Wine Spectator. Structured firm very spicy while also showing fr... Wine Spectator A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Rieussec Sauternes Blend 1500ml
Extremely rich and bright with lots of green fig honey and apricot. Very lush and round with some serious weight and power in reserve. Remarkably fresh now. Tasted non-blind. -J.M. Wine Spectator.
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