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2009 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 1.5L
  • JS98
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  • WS95
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  • JR

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JS98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision... Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision. Extravagant sweet wine. Drinks amazingly well already now, so why wait?
WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The minerality and stoniness really comes through on the nose of this Rieussec more than the 2007. The palate is very well balanced with superb acidity real tension steely with great precision with notes of apricot white... The minerality and stoniness really comes through on the nose of this Rieussec more than the 2007. The palate is very well balanced with superb acidity real tension steely with great precision with notes of apricot white peach and honey on the beautifully defined finish. Probably the best Rieussec since the astounding 2001.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Lemon peel and pear tart on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet with good acidity lemon meringue flavors and a spicy finish.
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This closed reticent wine promises to pack a rich generous punch in the future. Its potential shows in the botrytis flavor and the touches of smoky wood and apricot jelly. With this leashed power it promises to be a very... This closed reticent wine promises to pack a rich generous punch in the future. Its potential shows in the botrytis flavor and the touches of smoky wood and apricot jelly. With this leashed power it promises to be a very fine wine.
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright yellow-gold. An initial whiff of alcohol is quickly followed by subtle aromas of flowers fresh citrus ginger and vanilla. Racy and delineated with excellent intensity to the pristine flavors of fresh pineapple... Bright yellow-gold. An initial whiff of alcohol is quickly followed by subtle aromas of flowers fresh citrus ginger and vanilla. Racy and delineated with excellent intensity to the pristine flavors of fresh pineapple tangerine lemon and spices. Comes across as quite sleek and precise thanks to laser-like acidity which frames and lifts the wine's superb tight core of fruit. Not at all an unctuous style this compellingly vibrant wine finishes very long and very smooth with a hint of vanillin oak. This outstanding vintage of Rieussec should be forgotten in the cellar for at least 6 or 8 years and then enjoyed for at least another 30 years after that. The grapes were harvested from September 17 through October 15 in four tries.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Heavy and rich and wonderfully sumptuous. Great richness. Density and breadth. Still very chewy but there is lots here. Very rewarding. 18/20

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