2003 1er Cru Classé Sauternes
|Grapes||Sémillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle|
|Classification||1er Cru Classé|
Nicely defined balanced nose. Not ridiculously sweet but full of potential for complexity - lovely suave fatness in the middle. L&S (Feb 2018)
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Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. The Rieussec ‘03 has a strong Barsac like aromas – marmalade, quince, vanilla and coconut aromas that unfold nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe candied, orange peel and dried mango entry. The oak, always a little more prominent at this address, is nicely integrated and the acidity well-judged, although it does not fan out as I was hoping it would on the finish. This is a fine Rieussec, albeit not in the same class as other vintages. Drink now-2024. Tasted April 2013. Drinking range: 2013 - 2024 Rating: 91-91 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Sep 2017)
‘Nose: a tight kernel of fresh, concentrated fruit, oranges and lemons. Taste: tightly coiled, concentrated ripe, candied fruit and a touch of honey - the sheer beauty of the wine stopped me in my tracks at this stage of the tasting! A great wine.’ David Peppercorn www.Decanter.com www.decanter.com
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