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2001 Rieussec 375ml
2001 Rieussec
France - Bordeaux - Sauternes / Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe
White / Bordeaux Blend
2001 Rieussec
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 115

($72-$95) Pale yellow-gold. Superripe nose dominated by honey and marzipan. Hugely ripe and deep, with compelling layers and depth of fruit. Superconcentrated, exotic flavors of apricot, minerals and coconut. Wonderfully chewy, thick and sweet, and extremely long on the aftertaste. A huge wine that will impress early but will really need a minimum of a decade to shed some of its baby fat.

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Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Still pale gold. A slightly burnt note on the nose with notable acidity. A certain nuttiness on both nose and palate and a great cleansing streak of acidity throughout but less creamy than the Climens ? more burly. This should develop reasonably early and is perhaps not the finest 2001. Very big initially but it falls away a little on the finish in comparison to the Climens and Suduiraut.

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Wine Advocate

A monumental effort, the 2001 Rieussec boasts a light to medium gold color in addition to a fabulous perfume of honeysuckle, smoky oak, caramelized tropical fruits, creme brulee, and Grand Marnier. The wine is massive and full-bodied yet neither over the top nor heavy because of good acidity. With intense botrytis as well as a 70-75-second finish, this amazing Sauternes will be at its apogee between 2010-2035.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted.

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100 Author: James Suckling Issue: May 29th, 2012

This is a crazy wine! It's sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016. 145 grams RS.

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Community Reviews


Andreas Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 04/08/2013 Drink Dates: 2013-2030

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Horms Trust Rating: 16 Tasted On: 11/18/2012

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Weonseok K134 Trust Rating: 86 Tasted On: 02/25/2011

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Peter B Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 06/20/2010 Drink Dates:

very young but huge potential.

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Peter Trust Rating: 87 Tasted On: 04/17/2010

still not meshed together. came ranked 3rd

1 of 3 people found this review useful.

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