Rieussec 2008

SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White

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Tasting Notes

Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Rieussec 2008 should become an excellent Sauternes for the vintage. It has a floral bouquet with peach, tinned apricot and a touch of marmalade, all with fine delineation, and touches of lemon curd developing with aeration. The palate is mellifluous on the entry, with great depth and a luscious, vanillary note with hints of orange peel, marmalade and quince towards the long finish

Score: 93Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (199), February 2012

The 2008 Rieussec has a lifted, honeyed, slightly petrolly nose with great definition and lift. Touches of white flowers and white peach/honeysuckle develop with further aeration. The palate has a vibrant orange and mandarin flavored entry, very good balance, nicely poised with touches of vanilla inflecting the viscous, honeyed fruit on the finish. Classy but the oak obfuscates this Rieussec at the moment.

Score: 91/93Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (182), April 2009

Intense orange and apricot botrytis flavours with lots of spice on the tip of the tongue. Creamy depth and fine fresh length. Very pure to the end. Rich with lots of pleasure. (JH)

Score: 17Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2009

There is a fleshy richness to the nose and a lovely depth of fruit on the palate. Ripe yellow
peaches and candied peel are underpinned by freshness real balance and harmony. The back
palate is lush with ripe fruit a touch of Noble Rot spice and a sensuously rich finish. 2015-2035

Score: 93Derek Smedley MW, November 2012

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