2011 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 3L
  • JS 97
  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2011 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
This is a fabulous Sauternes with dried peaches pineapples and mango. Apricots and hints of spices. Even jam. Full-bodied medium sweet with intense and powerful palate. This wine has 147 grams of residual sugar. So... This is a fabulous Sauternes with dried peaches pineapples and mango. Apricots and hints of spices. Even jam. Full-bodied medium sweet with intense and powerful palate. This wine has 147 grams of residual sugar. So balanced and long. We will see what is better -- Rieussec or Yquem?
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2014
Intense, with ginger, yellow apple chutney, dried pineapple and papaya flavors coursing through a finish that brims with singed almond and lemon chiffon flavors. This retains a touch of youthful rawness, featuring a... Intense, with ginger, yellow apple chutney, dried pineapple and papaya flavors coursing through a finish that brims with singed almond and lemon chiffon flavors. This retains a touch of youthful rawness, featuring a bitter orange note that’s yet to be absorbed. No need to rush. Best from 2018 through 2040. From France. — J.M.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Rieussec 2011 transcends its somewhat “middling” performance from barrel and delivers a knockout wine in bottle. For sure, it demonstrates a lot of... Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Rieussec 2011 transcends its somewhat “middling” performance from barrel and delivers a knockout wine in bottle. For sure, it demonstrates a lot of vanilla from the new oak on the nose, complemented by almond, French patisserie and touches of white peach. The élevage is more expressive than the terroir at the moment, although there is clearly a lot of fruit underneath. The palate is very well balanced, with thickly textured honeyed fruits that lacquer the inside of the mouth and stay there. This is extremely well balanced but very young and primal, yet the crescendo of flavors is very impressive. Tasted blind, I hazarded a guess that this might be Yquem ’11. Enough said. - Neal Martin
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
Layers of complex botrytis give this wine an immensely aromatic character. It is sumptuous and generous, ripe and full-bodied. The essential acidity comes through the dry structure of botrytis and sweet honey. The fruit... Layers of complex botrytis give this wine an immensely aromatic character. It is sumptuous and generous, ripe and full-bodied. The essential acidity comes through the dry structure of botrytis and sweet honey. The fruit is only just beginning to show and the wine is obviously very young. Drink from 2022.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Dark yellow-gold. Spicy botrytis complicates aromas of fresh peach passion fruit rose water and marzipan with an enticing floral quality providing lift. Suave and fine-grained showing a more delicate than usual texture... Dark yellow-gold. Spicy botrytis complicates aromas of fresh peach passion fruit rose water and marzipan with an enticing floral quality providing lift. Suave and fine-grained showing a more delicate than usual texture for this cuvee with intense flavors of passion fruit peach and saffron. A subtle restrained example of Rieussec with nicely integrated acidity and very good finishing grip. Harvested between September 1 and November 2 in three to seven selective pickings per parcel.
JJB 95
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
84% semillon 12% sauvignon blanc 4% muscadelle. Barrel fermented then aged in 24% new oak. Vines are planted on mixed gravel and limestone soils. Vibrant yellow-green color. The nose has complex aromas of mango vanilla... 84% semillon 12% sauvignon blanc 4% muscadelle. Barrel fermented then aged in 24% new oak. Vines are planted on mixed gravel and limestone soils. Vibrant yellow-green color. The nose has complex aromas of mango vanilla bean and toasted coconut along with brighter notes of Meyer lemon. This has broad rich texture with layer upon layer of well-delineated and refined fruit nice ginger spice on the finish and vibrant acidity. This will have a long and generous life ahead of it. Drink over the next 20+ years.