Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes 2011

Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes 2011

Tasting Note:

Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting.  That Chateau Rieussec 2011 transcends its somewhat "middling" performance from barrel and delivers a knockout wine in bottle.  For sure, it demonstrates a lot of vanilla from the new oak on the nose, complemented by almond, French patisserie and touches of white peach.  The elevage is more expressive than the terroir at the moment, although there is clearly a lot of fruit underneath.  The palate is very well balanced, with thickly textured honeyed fruits that lacquer the inside of the mouth and stay there.  This is extremely well balanced but very young and primal, yet the crescendo of flavors is very impressive.  Tasted blind, I hazarded a guess that this might be Yquem "11".  Enough said.   RP 95

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  • Product Code: S206
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Vintage: 2011

    Country: France

    Region: Sauternes

    Variety: Emillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle