Chateau Rieussec – First Growth Sauternes
Bill Blatch: Here the vintage character exactly marries that of the château: this is a full-styled vintage and also a full-styled château. The result is quite a rich Sauternes, with all sorts of voluptuous botrytis-induced dried fruit flavours and a lovely tone to the finish that just picks it all up at the end and prevents it from ever being dull.
£441.40 / case bottles
£453.71 / case halves
International Wine Cellar – Score 91/100: Full orange-gold. Complex, subtle nose.
Wine Spectator – Score 93/100: An intense nose, with vanilla and lemon.
Jancis Robinson – Score 15.5/20: Focused, aromatic with mineral overtones.
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