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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2008

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2008

Dessert from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

Price: $59.99
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Item No. 128378
  • WE94
  • RP93
  • WS92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE97
  • JS97
  • WS96
  • 2002
  • RP94
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Winemaker's Notes

Rich, smooth and liqueur-like wine which finishes on fruity and light notes.Aromas are still discreet, with subtle wooden notes.

Blend: 86% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle

Critical Acclaim

"Rich rather than sweet, this is stuffed full of botrytis. The wine is powered through with this dusty texture, rolling richly but catching the dried fruit character.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points"
94 Points

"Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Rieussec 2008 should become an excellent Sauternes for the vintage. It has a floral bouquet with peach, tinned apricot and a touch of marmalade, all with fine delineation, and touches of lemon curd developing with aeration. The palate is mellifluous on the entry, with great depth and a luscious, vanillary note with hints of orange peel, marmalade and quince towards the long finish. Excellent."
93 Points

"This cuts a broad swath, with dense fig, piecrust, green almond and golden raisin notes held together by ginger cream and tarte Tatin notes. The long, creamy finish lets a coconut milk hint check in. One for the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2025."
92 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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