Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes 2001 / 750 ml.

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SP100100 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 15, 2004
Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted. Best after 2010. 12,500 cases made.
RP9999 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Jun 2004
A monumental effort, the 2001 Rieussec boasts a light to medium gold color in addition to a fabulous perfume of honeysuckle, smoky oak, caramelized tropical fruits, creme brulee, and Grand Marnier. The wine is massive and full-bodied yet neither over the top nor heavy because of good acidity. With intense botrytis as well as a 70–75-second finish, this amazing Sauternes will be its apogee between 2010–2035.

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Primary Grape: Sémillon | All Grapes: Sémillon

France | Bordeaux | Southern Bordeaux | Sauternes

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Château Rieussec

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SP100 100 pts. / Wine Spectator (Sep 15, 2004)

Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted. Best after 2010. 12,500 cases made.

RP99 99 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (29th Jun 2004)

A monumental effort, the 2001 Rieussec boasts a light to medium gold color in addition to a fabulous perfume of honeysuckle, smoky oak, caramelized tropical fruits, creme brulee, and Grand Marnier. The wine is massive and full-bodied yet neither over the top nor heavy because of good acidity. With intense botrytis as well as a 70–75-second finish, this amazing Sauternes will be its apogee between 2010–2035.

Where It's From

Region / Bordeaux

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Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

Country / France

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 39838
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Rieussec, Sauternes
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Southern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-Appellation Sauternes
Package Size 750 ml.
Brand Château Rieussec
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style none
Vintage 2001
Bin Location 2
Can it be Shipped Yes
Awards and Accolades Wine Spectator Top 100
Awards Description 1
Wine Spectator Top 100 Ranking 1
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year 2004
Premier Pick No
Spec. Designation none
Organic Description none
Grape(s) Sémillon
Primary Grape Sémillon
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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