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2001 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (375ml)

SKU: 907844-0518-123
"93 out of 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 nervosit? in the 2005, at least at this stage. The question is whether it will have a second wind later in life? Time will tell. Tasted April 2016." - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
$75.00 each
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