ITEM 53027

2010 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes

$39.98

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Wine Rating:

96WA 92-94ST

Bottle Size

375ml

Vintage

2010

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-sauternes/barsac

Variety

other white

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

The 2010 Rieussec was missing a little intellect when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle it has become a contender for the finest Sauternes of the vintage. It is blessed with a pure and lifted bouquet with ripe peach, nectarine and honey, hints of shaved ginger poke their head above the surface with aeration. It is very subtle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, perfectly judged acidity and convincing harmony. This is a sophisticated Sauternes with superb mineralite and outstanding persistency. I will confess that I pinned this as ?Yquem? and was both shocked and pleased when its identity was revealed. Go buy. Drink 2016-2035.

Review Date: April 2014

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 92-94 points

Bright straw-gold. Spectacular, intense, exotic botrytized nose is redolent of honeyed yellow peach, apricot and saffron. Then very sweet in the mouth, with concentrated flavors of dried peach, ginger and honey lifted by bright acidity. The finish is long and polished, featuring persistent peach, honey and white pepper nuances.

Review Date: August 2011