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2001 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS100
  • JS100
  • WA99
  • ST95
  • JR95

Reviews

WS100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
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...
JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
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... 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. 145 grams RS.
WA99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
...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... ...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...
JR95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Manages to be both tangy and luscious. Broad. Electric vitality. Lovely and slightly brûlée. Not quite as sweet as the Suduiraut. Long and reverberant. 18.5/20