Chateau Rieussec 2002
Chateau Rieussec – First Growth Sauternes
Bill Blatch: A broad-shouldered wine for a 2002, this Rieussec is all Rieussec (peaches and cream and softness) and not at all 2002 (generally tensile, tight and fresh). At 3.95 g/l, the acidity is restrained like a softer vintage, say ’98, yet at 122 g/l, it is the residual that holds the wine. A great value Rieussec, and in its classical style too, all fatness and fullness and no-nonsense Sauternes. For anyone who would like to see the what Rieussec tastes like without spending the fortune needed for more recent vintages.
£355.25 / case