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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"A ripe, flashy style, with a big core of pineapple chiffon, creamed peach, apricot and tangerine notes matched to a creamy mouthfeel. Shows a blip of heat on the finish, but should settle in shortly. An approachable version. Drink now through 2020." --The Wine Spectator*_Half Bottle_*

Château Rieussec:
Chateau Rieussec was originally the property of the monks of Carmes [ie Carmelite ] de Langon but during the French revolution all church property was confiscated and auctioned off.There were a series of owners until 1984 when the Rothschilds bought it. It was a first growth in the 1855 classification The estate consists of 110 hectares with 68 under vine making it one of the largest in the S... Read more
Chateau Rieussec was originally the property of the monks of Carmes [ie Carmelite ] de Langon but during the French revolution all church property was confiscated and auctioned off.There were a series of owners until 1984 when the Rothschilds bought it. It was a first growth in the 1855 classification The estate consists of 110 hectares with 68 under vine making it one of the largest in the Sauternes appellation. Three wines are produced; a grand wine;a second wine now  called Carmes de Rieussec [ but originally called Chateau Mayne des Carmes ]; and R.Rieussec which is a dry white wine under the simple Bordeaux appellation Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Rieussec Sauternes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
Vintage: 1975 09/22/2008

Typical volatile nose with great depth to the honeycomb, biscuit and orange blossom nose. this features good intensity of botrytis and offers up notes of banna and coconut as well as hints of fermenting tea and a core or creme caramel. Sweet but not overly so with great bright acidity. Lush yet with the citrussy fruit that offer relief from the weight, abit hot and even spicy with a hint of pink peppercorn adding cut across the palate before finishing with lots of caramelized orange peel on the long finish. Not a huge fan of Sauternes but this was quite nice and mature. 2007-2020


Member Reviews for Chateau Rieussec Sauternes

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Snooth User: jamesreina
547805177
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/08/2011

Perfectly balanced dry white wine, nutty and honeyed apples, grapefruit and spices, lovely stuff


Snooth User: Val13
114220613
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/28/2009

This is my first Sauternes tasting, so take this as you will. Bouquet reminded me of a vegetable garden, almost like tomato leaves. Rich, but not over-poweringly so. Drank with pears and blue cheese, which it is supposed to complement...didn't see what the big deal was there. Not bad, but I just don't think Sauternes is my thing.


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/03/2011

Actually, 3.9 stars. Color, this sauternes has a nice, deep, golden color, very appealing. On the nose, very complex, dried apricot, caramel, honey, classic nose! Midpalate, oil think, full bodied, dried apricot and honey are interacting harmoniously, it completely covers my tongue. Finish, very smooth, textured, nice complexity, lingering in the mouth (50+ seconds), round, and well balanced. Overall, this sauternes is very well made. It has a lot of potential. It is young and has not peaked yet. I'd recommend you put it away for 40 even 60 more years! It will only get better over time. Bottled at 13%. I am 93+ on this effort now. I can see it as a 95 pointer in 30+ years from now. Happy drinking!


Snooth User: motakz
84706726
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/27/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: moetchandon80
18981811
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/14/2009

My 1st Sauternes that i have in my collection.


Snooth User: KevinD
6365210
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/09/2007

Three glasses


Snooth User: gdp
8570058
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/07/2008

Lively on the nose with a big, creamy marshmallow and dried tropical fruit tone supported by background notes of sweetly spiced wood and roasted nuts. Big and creamy in the mouth with a touch of caramel dominating the dried pear fruits and background botrytis tones. A bit hollow on the midpalate but the caramel cream tones gain in intensity. 90pts.


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External Reviews for Chateau Rieussec Sauternes

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

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. Tasted non-blind. -J.M. Wine Spectator. Structured firm very spicy while also showing fr... Wine Spectator A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Rieussec Sauternes Blend 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Structured firm very spicy while also showing fresh pineapple acidity. Concentrated and packed with botrytis. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/24/2011

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. James Suckling. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Rieussec 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

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. Tasted non-blind. -J.M. Wine Spectator. Structured firm very spicy while also showing fr... Wine Spectator A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Rieussec Sauternes Blend 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

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. Tasted non-blind. -J.M. Wine Spectator. Structured firm very spicy while also showing fr... Wine Spectator A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Rieussec Sauternes Blend 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

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. Tasted non-blind. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Rieussec 6000ml


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"A ripe, flashy style, with a big core of pineapple chiffon, creamed peach, apricot and tangerine notes matched to a creamy mouthfeel. Shows a blip of heat on the finish, but should settle in shortly. An approachable version. Drink now through 2020." --The Wine Spectator*_Half Bottle_*

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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