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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2011

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Due to fairly high rainfall, the first part of the vineyard cycle, up to mid-June, was complex to manage; the rain disrupted the flowering period and resulted in small amount of flower abortion and uneven grape size. July, August and September were then very dry (with an average of 20 mm of rain) with excellent daytime temperatures and cool nights, which is ideal for a slow but complete ripening of the grapes. However, the dry weather resulted in smaller grapes, and the volume of the harvest was reduced.

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Editorial Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,177
4.00 5
Vintage: 1975 09/22/2008

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


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Snooth User: jamesreina
547805177
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/08/2011

Perfectly balanced dry white wine, nutty and honeyed apples, grapefruit and spices, lovely stuff


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/01/2012

A tad bit less "umph" than I expected. So light bodied it has almost a watered down feel to it. Very subtle flavors that do open up with time. Nothing jumps out at first but a decent finish with hints of pepper and earth. Not bad but just not was I expected coming from Pauillac.


Snooth User: Val13
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/28/2009

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.


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/03/2011

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!


Snooth User: motakz
84706726
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/27/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: moetchandon80
18981811
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/14/2009

My 1st Sauternes that i have in my collection.


Snooth User: victorlong777
3936714
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/30/2007

Five glasses


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External Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2012

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec R de Rieussec 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

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


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

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.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

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


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Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 6000ML Impériale


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 08/22/2013

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 375ml


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Bottling began at the end of March 2013. Strong colour. Very floral, vivid nose, light, well-integrated woodiness. The palate is fresh, elegant and complex with a lively, slightly spicy finish, and some notes of exotic fruit. Excellent length.

Due to fairly high rainfall, the first part of the vineyard cycle, up to mid-June, was complex to manage; the rain disrupted the flowering period and resulted in small amount of flower abortion and uneven grape size. July, August and September were then very dry (with an average of 20 mm of rain) with excellent daytime temperatures and cool nights, which is ideal for a slow but complete ripening of the grapes. However, the dry weather resulted in smaller grapes, and the volume of the harvest was reduced.

6,000 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 55% New Oak Barrels


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