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Rieussec 2009 Sauternes 750ml

Rieussec 2009 Sauternes 750ml

White Wine from Sauternes /Barsac, Bordeaux, France

Points     |     WE: 92-95     |     RP: 95-97     |     ST: 93-95     |     WS: 92-95
Cellar/Tasting Notes
“The wines of Sauternes are so wonderful that we wanted to have our own, and Rieussec’s vineyard is outstanding” -- Baron Eric de Rothschild

Château Rieussec has been a leading wine in Sauternes for several generations. Ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in 1855, it is made with a subtle blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle.

A long period of ageing in oak barrels was needed to round off this very powerful wine. Citrus and fresh fruit aromas combine with candied apricot and green almonds on the nose. Great length on the palate matched with lively, fresh fruit, and a strong impression of honey and acacia blossom.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 92-95
"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."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 95-97
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.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 93-95
"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."
Additional Information
Appellation: Sauternes /Barsac
Region: Bordeaux
Country: France
Vintage: 2009
Type: Dessert
Color: White
Size: 750ML
Item Price: $95.00
Quantity:
Case Price: $1,140.00
(12 Units)
Quantity:
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SKU: 119016

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