2007 Chateau Rieussec

$548.00
Scores: 90+ CT:91.0 DT:18 IWC:90-93 JR:19 RP:93 AVG: 92
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Unit: 75cl

Review from Jancis Robinson in April 2008 (Score 19/20): Sweet, vaguely sticky nose. Certainly impressive for the sugar level! And there's an attractive savoury undertow that stops it being sickly. Lots there. Reverberates. Long. Very long. It has that thing that a good Condrieu has: a subtext.

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, Mar 2009, 18
A barrel sample (the wine will be bottled in February 2010). Lovely purity of fruit on the nose and palate. Floral, citrus notes with a hint of well integrated oak. Rich and full on the palate with weight, substance and length. Has the making of a fine bottle. Drink 2012-35. (18 points)

, Jan 2008, 90-93
Bright, pale yellow-gold. Aromas of very ripe peach, honey and vanilla are a bit youthfully disjointed. Sweet, supple and fat, currently showing more spice than fruit. Finishes broad and spicy, with a suggestion of minerality.

, 19
Sweet, vaguely sticky nose. Certainly impressive for the sugar level! And there's an attractive savoury undertow that stops it being sickly. Lots there. Reverberates. Long. Very long. It has that thing that a good Condrieu has: a subtext.

, Feb 2012, 93
Tasted single blind against its peers. The Rieussec 2007 has a subtle nose of dried honey, pear, a touch of quince and crushed stone on the nose, the oak better integrated than last year. The palate is well-balanced with stem ginger and honeycomb on the entry. It is linear compared to its peers, there is no flourish on the finish as yet, but it has fine definition and hints of tangy marmalade and lemongrass that should become more accentuated with time. Tasted January 2011.

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Type White Sweet/Dessert Wine 甜點酒
Grapes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Country France
Wine Region Bordeaux
Sub region Sauternais
Appellation Sauternes
Producer Château Rieussec

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