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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2006
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2006
(search item no. 98005)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $115.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2001 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The autumn/winter period of 2005-2006 was exceptionally dry, which was then compensated for by heavy rain during March. There was fine weather and warm temperatures from April to July; August was cooler but the sun returned at the beginning of September to complete the ripening process.

Beautiful pale golden color with hints of orange. A fairly dense nose with a delightful combination of flowers (honeysuckle and acacia) and candied fruit. Starts subtly in the mouth and then intensifies with notes of honey and a long fruity finish with good freshness.

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About Chateau Rieussec:

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 in recent years, Rieussec has received particular acclaim in numerous tastings of the "Premier Cru" of Sauternes. In 1985, wishing to consolidate Rieussec's position, Albert Vuillier entered into partnership with Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to go even further in the elusive search for the perfect Sauternes.