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61 Ratings
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(1986 Vintage) Light golden with just the slightest tint of green, the 1983 Rieussec, from an
excellent year for Sauternes, is certainly one of this property's greatest
wines. Well structured with excellent acidity, and a deep, long, rich,
full-bodied, viscous texture, this wine, despite the richness and power, is
neither heavy nor cloying. It has gorgeous balance and a very long, lingering,
spectacular finish. One of the great successes of the vintage. < read more...Light golden with just the slightest tint of green, the 1983 Rieussec, from an
excellent year for Sauternes, is certainly one of this property's greatest
wines. Well structured with excellent acidity, and a deep, long, rich,
full-bodied, viscous texture, this wine, despite the richness and power, is
neither heavy nor cloying. It has gorgeous balance and a very long, lingering,
spectacular finish. One of the great successes of the vintage.
(Robert Parker Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition - Jan 1998) (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/2008
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/20/2008