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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (375ML Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (375ML Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Dessert from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships after 10/31/14
Price: $41.99
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Critical Acclaim

"This wine shows sheer opulence; it's beautifully rich and ripe, powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. It's fresh, showing this vintage’s character.
Barrel Sample: 95-97 Points "
97 Points

"This is a fabulous Sauternes with dried peaches, pineapples and mango. Apricots and hints of spices. Even jam. Full-bodied, medium sweet with intense and powerful palate. This wine has 147 grams of residual sugar. So balanced and long. We will see what is better -- Rieussec or Yquem?
Barrel Sample: 96-97 Points"
97 Points

"A very ripe, juicy, spicy style, with bold apricot, tangerine, toasted almond and papaya notes. Shows lots of power, with the length to match. A winner in the making.
Barrel Sample: 93-96 Points"
96 Points

"Dark yellow-gold. Spicy botrytis complicates aromas of fresh peach, passion fruit, rose water and marzipan, with an enticing floral quality providing lift. Suave and fine-grained, showing a more delicate than usual texture for this cuvee, with intense flavors of passion fruit, peach and saffron. A subtle, restrained example of Rieussec with nicely integrated acidity and very good finishing grip.
Range: 91-94"
94 Points

"The 2011 Rieussec has a lifted, at the moment quite oaky, bouquet with scents of honey, almond and pineapple. Hopefully it will develop more definition by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with tropical fruit and mandarin on the entry and a satisfying viscous core of honeyed fruit. It seems a little disjointed towards the finish, although I am sure it will become more cohesive by the time of bottling. For me, it just seems a little predictable. Drink 2015-2028+.
Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points"
93 Points

Learn About Chateau Rieussec Map ItMap It

Classified Premier Grand Cru in 1855, Rieussec has held its reputation and the quality of its wine, throughout the difficult years which Sauternes properties have been through. Albert Vuillier, who took over in 1971, has paid special attention to the development of the vineyard and pushed the standard of the wines produced to the highest level. This policy has paid dividends, since...

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Learn About Sauternes and Barsac

(saw-TURN & BAR-sak) Liquid Gold The regions of Sauternes & Barsac are both located southeast of Graves, almost directly south of St-Émilion, and hug the Garonne River as it curves. Both areas are dedicated to producing sweet, white wines. The rains, the mists, the humidity and the climate, all help foster the necessary mold that leads to the unfortified, but lusciously sweet wines...

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Learn About Other Dessert

Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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