52 Ratings
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé
$89.00 USD
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Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Decanting: Just before serving Tasting temperature: 8 -10°C

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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.

    over 3 years
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    Dessert wine, just like honey. This bottle is 100 pts. It has enough acidity to counter the sweetness

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2013
  • 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