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2003 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS98
  • WS95
  • RP91
  • JR90

Reviews

JS98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2012
This is big and powerful with a dense and very sweet palate. Full of botrytis and spices from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg. The finish is nutty with more spices and orange peel. Very stunning. Why wait? This has a slight... This is big and powerful with a dense and very sweet palate. Full of botrytis and spices from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg. The finish is nutty with more spices and orange peel. Very stunning. Why wait? This has a slight dried grape character from the hot vintage. 151 grams of RS.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2006
Big rich and juicy. Voluptuous with aromas of caramel apple and light tropical fruit. Full-bodied round and very sweet with loads of ripe fruit and a long butterscotch and piecrust aftertaste. Viscous texture. Hard not to... Big rich and juicy. Voluptuous with aromas of caramel apple and light tropical fruit. Full-bodied round and very sweet with loads of ripe fruit and a long butterscotch and piecrust aftertaste. Viscous texture. Hard not to drink it now. A wonderful sticky. Best after 2010. 6250 cases made.
RP91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. The Rieussec ‘03 has a strong Barsac like aromas – marmalade, quince, vanilla and coconut aromas that unfold nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe... Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. The Rieussec ‘03 has a strong Barsac like aromas – marmalade, quince, vanilla and coconut aromas that unfold nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe candied, orange peel and dried mango entry. The oak, always a little more prominent at this address, is nicely integrated and the acidity well-judged, although it does not fan out as I was hoping it would on the finish. This is a fine Rieussec, albeit not in the same class as other vintages. Drink now-2024. Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin
JR90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2008
Some honey tinge. Very intense slight brulée character on the nose. Very, very sweet – one slightly seeks a bit more acid. Still quite simple – barley sugar at the moment. I’d like a little more acid and complexity ... Some honey tinge. Very intense slight brulée character on the nose. Very, very sweet – one slightly seeks a bit more acid. Still quite simple – barley sugar at the moment. I’d like a little more acid and complexity - but this will surely outlive the reds! 17/20