Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (Futures Pre-sale) 2010

Dessert from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 109607
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Critical Acclaim

"Extremely rich and bright, with lots of green fig, honey and apricot. Very lush and round, with some serious weight and power in reserve. Remarkably fresh now.
Barrel Sample: 93-96 Points"
96 Points

"Structured firm, very spicy, while also showing fresh pineapple acidity. Concentrated and packed with botrytis.
Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points "
96 Points

"I love the botrytis spice character to this wine with dried apricots and tropical fruits. It’s full bodied, medium sweet with a long intense finish. It’s very layered. Wine of the vintage.
Barrel Sample: 95-96 Points "
96 Points

"Sporting 140gms/L residual sugar, the 2010 Rieussec displays impressive clarity on the nose, with fresh pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of lime flower, and tangible minerality. The palate has that "Tropicana" vibe with guava, almond and pineapple that slightly obfuscates the terroir towards the finish. This is a highly enjoyable, comparatively rich 2010 Sauternes, but without the intellect of some of the finest examples of the vintage.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points "
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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