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2001 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS100
  • WS100
  • RP99
  • ST95

Reviews

JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2012
This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined... This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016.
WS100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2004
Like lemon curd on the nose turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate... Like lemon curd on the nose turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted...
RP99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
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... 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...this amazing Sauternes will be its apogee between 2010-2035.
ST95
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni Vinous, July 2004
Pale yellow-gold. Superripe nose dominated by honey and marzipan. Hugely ripe and deep, with compelling layers and depth of fruit. Superconcentrated, exotic flavors of apricot, minerals and coconut. Wonderfully chewy... Pale yellow-gold. Superripe nose dominated by honey and marzipan. Hugely ripe and deep, with compelling layers and depth of fruit. Superconcentrated, exotic flavors of apricot, minerals and coconut. Wonderfully chewy, thick and sweet, and extremely long on the aftertaste. A huge wine that will impress early but will really need a minimum of a decade to shed some of its baby fat.