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    Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

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    • JS97
    • WE97
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    Professional Ratings: 97 Wine Enthusiast, 97 James Suckling, 96 Wine Spectator, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Other Dessert

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 116331

    Critical Acclaim:

    This wine shows sheer opulence; it's beautifully rich and ripe, powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. It's fresh, showing this vintage’s character.
    Barrel Sample: 95-97 Points

    97 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    This is a fabulous Sauternes with dried peaches, pineapples and mango. Apricots and hints of spices. Even jam. Full-bodied, medium sweet with intense and powerful palate. This wine has 147 grams of residual sugar. So balanced and long. We will see what is better -- Rieussec or Yquem?
    Barrel Sample: 96-97 Points

    97 Points
    James Suckling

    A very ripe, juicy, spicy style, with bold apricot, tangerine, toasted almond and papaya notes. Shows lots of power, with the length to match. A winner in the making.
    Barrel Sample: 93-96 Points

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Dark yellow-gold. Spicy botrytis complicates aromas of fresh peach, passion fruit, rose water and marzipan, with an enticing floral quality providing lift. Suave and fine-grained, showing a more delicate than usual texture for this cuvee, with intense flavors of passion fruit, peach and saffron. A subtle, restrained example of Rieussec with nicely integrated acidity and very good finishing grip.
    Range: 91-94

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2011 Rieussec has a lifted, at the moment quite oaky, bouquet with scents of honey, almond and pineapple. Hopefully it will develop more definition by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with tropical fruit and mandarin on the entry and a satisfying viscous core of honeyed fruit. It seems a little disjointed towards the finish, although I am sure it will become more cohesive by the time of bottling. For me, it just seems a little predictable. Drink 2015-2028+.
    Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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