• Nick's Import

2013 Chateau Rieussec

Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$155. 00
$1860.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews…
The grand vin from Chateau Rieussec is a blend of 95.5% Semillon and 4.5% Sauvignon Blanc picked between September 26 and October 31 over four tries through the vineyard (although some blocks took more than that). The nose is a little closed at the moment, with light honey and a touch of marmalade. The palate is very well-balanced, very tense and focused with superb mineralite toward the lightly viscous finish. This is a classy number, a pretty Rieussec in the making.
94-96 points
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #212 (Apr 2014)

Still youthfully rambunctious, balanced by a terrific core of peach, apricot, mango and toasted almond flavors, with crystalized ginger, tangerine and quince notes. The long finish delivers serious power and freshness. Tasted non-blind. 
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator 

This is really mind blowing with super concentration of botrytis with dried mushroom, dried apricot and lemon. Lemon curd and sorbet. Full body, medium sweet, dense and layered. Goes on for minutes. A triumph. Drink or hold. Wow.
98 points
James Suckling - www.jamessuckling.com (Feb 2016)