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

Wine Advocate – Score 90/100

International Wine Cellar – Score 92+/100: Medium yellow-gold. Young and pure.

Wine Spectator – Score 92/100: Aromas of apple tart and cream.

Jancis Robinson – Score 17+/20: Pale copper. Vegetal nose.

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All prices are £ per case, ExVAT UK and include FREE UK mainland delivery. Wines are currently in Bordeaux and will be shipped in April 2011 for onward delivery.
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