Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec 2007 | Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château Rieussec 2007
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75 cL. vin blanc liquoreux. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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Château Rieussec 2007

2007 Rieussec

Tasted single blind against its peers. The Rieussec 2007 has a subtle nose of dried honey, pear, a touch of quince and crushed stone on the nose, the oak better integrated than last year. The palate is well-balanced with stem ginger and honeycomb on the entry. It is linear compared to its peers, there is no flourish on the finish as yet, but it has fine definition and hints of tangy marmalade and lemongrass that should become more accentuated with time. Tasted January 2011.  Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012 Neal Martin 93

Château Rieussec 2011 | Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château Rieussec 2011
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75 cL. vin blanc liquoreux. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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Château Rieussec 2011

2011 Rieussec

The 2011 Rieussec has a lifted, at the moment quite oaky, bouquet with scents of honey, almond and pineapple. Hopefully it will develop more definition by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with tropical fruit and mandarin on the entry and a satisfying viscous core of honeyed fruit. It seems a little disjointed towards the finish, although I am sure it will become more cohesive by the time of bottling. For me, it just seems a little predictable. Drink 2015-2028+. Wine Advocate #200 Apr 2012

Château Rieussec 2008 | Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château Rieussec 2008
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75 cL. vin blanc liquoreux. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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Château Rieussec 2008

2008 Rieussec

Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Rieussec 2008 should become an excellent Sauternes for the vintage. It has a floral bouquet with peach, tinned apricot and a touch of marmalade, all with fine delineation, and touches of lemon curd developing with aeration. The palate is mellifluous on the entry, with great depth and a luscious, vanillary note with hints of orange peel, marmalade and quince towards the long finish. Excellent. Tasted January 2012. Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012 Neal Martin 93/100

Château Rieussec 1988 | Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château Rieussec 1988
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Château Rieussec 1988

1988 Rieussec - PARKER 93/100

The 1988 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 wine's acidity and youthfulness suggest this wine needs another 5-10 years of cellaring. It should keep for 30 years. Last tasted 11/94 Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition Jan 1998 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 93/100

Château Rieussec 1997 | Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château Rieussec 1997
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Château Rieussec 1997

1997 Rieussec - PARKER 91/100

This wine contains an extremely high percentage of Semillon (usually about 90%), which was to its benefit in 1997. The wine is light medium gold-colored, with a blockbuster nose of Grand Marnier liqueur intertwined with flower blossoms, smoky new oak, and coconut. Well-integrated wood has resulted in a seamless, full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine with considerable sweetness. This is a stunningly proportioned, beautifully pure wine. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. Wine Advocate #128 Apr 2000 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 91/100

Château Rieussec 1999 | Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château Rieussec 1999
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Château Rieussec 1999