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2001 Rieussec - Sauvignon Blanc

 

2001 Rieussec


Sauternes Bordeaux
Wine Spectator Wine of the year 2004. From a private collector, acquired on release.
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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.  Wine Spectator 100 pts


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.
Robert Parker 99

 

Item: Wine-247968
Year: 2001
Producer: Rieussec
Designation: Sauternes
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate: 99
Wine Spectator: 100
 

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