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1990 Rieussec 750ml
1990 Rieussec
France - Bordeaux - Sauternes / Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe
White / Bordeaux Blend
1990 Rieussec
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 79

Exotic aromas of truffle, game, dried fruits and tobacco; strong impression of botrytis. Powerful on entry, then very sweet (74 grams/liter r.s.) and very concentrated, with an amazingly glyceral texture. Powerful and very deep. Still some sulfur to be absorbed. One of the richest wines of this group, really thick with extract. Finishes firm, youthful and very, very long. This vintage was picked in a single trie extending from late October into November.

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Bordeaux Book(1998) Author: Robert Parker

The 1990 was precocious and flattering, with its tropical fruit-scented nose, big, spicy, rich, high alcohol flavors, and a fine underpinning of acidity giving everything clarity and crispness. The 1990 will be drinkable at an earlier age than the 1989, but it will last just as long.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Blockbuster. Wow. Wonderful. Dark yellow with a gold hue. Full-bodied and very sweet, with thick and powerful fruit. The spice, orange peel, honey and dried apricot character goes on and on. Long, long finish.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. 6,250 cases made.

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Community Reviews


David P187 Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 02/18/2014

Deep gold, mature. Honey, apricots, dried peaches, and tropical fruits, along with good dose of spice. Heavy and syrupy on the tongue. Very nice!


flavio Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 05/17/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2030


YSL Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 04/29/2009 Drink Dates: 2009-2015

THE biggest disppointment yet of my short wine tasting experience. 1990 is supposedly a phenomenal year fot any Sauternes but I do not know what happened to this Second-in-Command, after Yquem of course, Sauternes. As opposed a well expected massive nose of typical Rieussec, this bottle was simply muted with limited aromas of pine apple, pear and citrus. Only improved a little bit over time. Tastes like a young Sauternes with a bit too much boytritis in the finish lacking depth and balance. Cork seemed fine and the bottle did not appear to be corked or damaged in spite of the tasting! A real disappointment after thinking this will be much better than 1999 Rieussec which I enjoyed greatly.


Johnnymd Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 11/15/2008

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