JS
95+
James Suckling
RP
90
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
WE
94+
Wine Enthusiast
WS
94
Wine Spectator
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Chateau Rieussec 2010

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Product description
Rieussec is one of the most famous names of Sauternes and is under the same ownership and management as Chateau Lafite. The vineyard is mainly planted with Semillon and a smaller proportion of Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a strong color and very floral vivid nose as well as light with the well-integrated woodiness. The palate is fresh, elegant and complex with a lively, slightly spicy finish including some notes of exotic fruit. This wine has excellent length. It is a blend of 95% Sémillon, 3% Sauvignon blanc and 2% Muscadelle.

95+ Points - James Suckling

I love the botrytis spice character to this wine with dried apricots and tropical fruits. It’s full bodied, medium sweet with a long intense finish. It’s very layered. 

94+ Points - Wine Enthusiast

Structured firm, very spicy, while also showing fresh pineapple acidity. Concentrated and packed with botrytis.

94 Points - Wine Spectator

A muscular version, with dacquoise and marzipan notes leading the way for creamed orange, white peach, ginger, mirabelle compote and tangerine accents that pump through the piecrust-filled finish. Has the vintage's raw oomph, as well as range and cut for balance. 

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, the 2010 Rieussec is evolving at a good clip, boasting roasted nuts, toffee apples and dried apricots scents with hints of beurre blanc, manuka honey and candle wax. The palate is a powerhouse of sweetness, with soft acidity and loads of savory/nutty layers, finishing on a praline note.