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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2003

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Member Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Snooth User: gdp
8570058
3.00 5
09/07/2008

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.


Snooth User: RasmusK
109706125
4.50 5
05/13/2012

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is a stunningly complex and elegant wine, but it is less muscular as well as less fat than either the 1983 or 1989. There are plenty of smoky almonds, peaches, and honeyed apricot fruit in the nose and flavors. In the mouth, the wine has a certain elegance, and perhaps not quite the punch one normally expects from Rieussec. Nevertheless, it is still a compelling Sauternes that should age magnificently. Anticipated maturity: 1994ndash;2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

National Sweet White Champion. Honeyed apricot and peach aromas fan out across a full and unctuous mouthfeel. Wonderfully balanced with fine acidity to cut the richness. Long finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Although the 1988 received the highest marks, it remains a very backward wine. Full-bodied and powerful, extremely rich and dense, it may be the least evolved 1988. The nose offers enticing coconut, orange, vanilla, and honeyed scents. The flavors are highly extracted. The winersquo;s acidity and youthfulness suggest this wine needs another 5ndash;10 years of cellaring. It should keep for 30 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Sweet, ripe and loaded with honey, toffee, caramel and nutmeg-scented pear and apricot flavors. Generous fig and tobacco notes echo on the long finish. A silky, supple, succulent wine from France that should improve through at least 2000.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

You get both apricots and honeyed botrytis aromas that are followed through by a dry core, very full-bodied with richness, the sweetness of the yellow jam fruits, apricots and mangoes gliding over the palate. Delicious, and certainly ageworthy.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A monumental effort, the 2001 Rieussec boasts a light to medium gold color in addition to a fabulous perfume of honeysuckle, smoky oak, caramelized tropical fruits, creme brulee, and Grand Marnier. The wine is massive and full-bodied yet neither over the top nor heavy because of good acidity. With intense botrytis as well as a 70ndash;75-second finish, this amazing Sauternes will be its apogee between 2010ndash;2035.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Shows enticing aromas of toffee, cream, dried apricot and caramel. Full-bodied, very sweet and thick, with honey and caramel flavors. Long and rich, oozing with sweet, ripe fruit, this is like liquid candy. Best after 2016.


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