51 Ratings
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 1990 Vintage) The 1990 Rieussec is more precocious and flattering than the more
highly rated 1988 and 1989, with its tropical fruit-scented nose, big, spicy,
rich, high alcohol flavors, and a fine underpinning of acidity giving
everything clarity and crispness. It is drinkable at an earlier age than the
1989, but it will last just as long.
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1989 Vintage) This is a presale offer! To order by the bottle, call our order department at 888-980-WINE. To order by the case, simply order online! Wine is due in April/May 2006 "After a period of prolonged disjointedness, this wine has pulled itself together. The color is deep straw, and the wine displays an intense perfume of creme brulee custard, baked apple pie, and sweet, ripe pineapples and pears. Full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, and fat, with low acidity and considerable sweetness, this is a luxurious...
  • Decanter
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. The nose has real botrytis concentration, with wonderfully complex fruit flavours - there are clementines, oranges and candied fruit. Great potential. This is an outstanding wine. (tasted en primeur)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/01.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: (95-98) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03