Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé
50 Ratings
50 Ratings
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé

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)

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    WA97 Drink 2013-2045 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. Drink now-2045.

    about 2 years
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    Dessert wine, just like honey. This bottle is 100 pts. It has enough acidity to counter the sweetness

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2013