2001 Ch Rieussec, 1er Cru Classé, Sauternes HALVES

Stock Description

HALVES In Bond per 24x37.5cl


Tasting Notes

Neal Martin 93/100
The 2001 Rieussec is a blend of 96.5% Semillon and 3.5% Sauvignon Blanc picked between 17 September and 25 October in three tries. This is a somewhat controversial wine, one I have tasted many times. It seemed to flare with brilliance in its youth and subsequently never replicated that performance. Here, it has a mature nose with dried honey, yellow flowers and honeysuckle, the palate well balanced with ripe dried mango and orange rind notes, though it does not possess the same killer delineation as the 2005 on the finish. It remains a lovely Sauternes, but in this vertical tasting, I found more nervosité in the 2005, at least at this stage. The question is whether it will have a second wind later in life? Time will tell. Drink Date 2016 - 2035 Tasted April 2016. The Wine Advocate


Colour Dessert Origin France
Region Bordeaux Sauternes and Barsac ABV 14.00%
Drink From 2010 Drink To 2030
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar

£840.00per 24 bottles

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