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Château Rieussec Sauternes 2011

Customer Score: 100/100

A Château Lafite Rothschild dessert wine

Our price £44.95 (inc VAT)

 
 

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"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?" 96-97 points - James Suckling.com, April 2012


"Mid gold, linseed and grapefruit mixed and a fine line of orange through the middle. Rich, golden and almost syrupy on the palate. A little sour and oily on the finish and so rich the acidity is hard to spot except that the whole is in balance. Spicy aftertaste and very long." 17 points - JancisRobinson.com, April 2012


"A very ripe, juicy, spicy style, with bold apricot, tangerine, toasted almond and papaya notes. Shows lots of power, with the length to match. A winner in the making." 93-96 points - James Molesworth - WineSpectator, April 2012

 

"The 2011 Rieussec has a lifted, at the moment quite oaky, bouquet with scents of honey, almond and pineapple. Hopefully it will develop more definition by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with tropical fruit and mandarin on the entry and a satisfying viscous core of honeyed fruit. It seems a little disjointed towards the finish, although I am sure it will become more cohesive by the time of bottling. For me, it just seems a little predictable. Drink 2015-2028+." 91-93 points - Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, April 2012

 

For several generations, Château Rieussec has been a leading name in Sauternes wines. As early as 1868, Charles Cocks remarked that “Beyond any of the others, Rieussec produces wines that are very similar to Yquem wines”.

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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Class Sauternes
Grape Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Volume 75cl
Style Sweet and Dessert
  • christmas
  • lay down
  • en primeur
  • score
  • parker
  • french
  • sauternes
  • dessert
  • white
  • 91Robert Parker
  • 17Jancis Robinson
  • 96James Suckling
  • 93Wine Spectator
  • 100 Slurper Rating

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