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2009 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • JS98
  • WA97
  • WS95
  • WE95
  • ST95
  • JR95

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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 team at Chateau Rieussec have conjured a stellar wine in 2009. There is a little reduction at first that fortunately blows away, revealing thickly layered scents of honey, Danish pastry and quince that appear to gain... The team at Chateau Rieussec have conjured a stellar wine in 2009. There is a little reduction at first that fortunately blows away, revealing thickly layered scents of honey, Danish pastry and quince that appear to gain vigor with every passing sip. The palate is stunning: very viscous in the mouth with tangy grapefruit, honey and white peach. It is still primal, but the acidity is perfectly judged and there is a life-affirming sense of precision and tension towards the finish. Exceptional. Drink now-2045. - Neal Martin
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.
JR95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Yellow gold. Interesting depth and complexity. Springs out of the glass. Very big and round and yet refreshing. Great satin texture. How I'd imagine Climens. Rather nice saltiness on the finish. 18.5/20 GV