2001, Rieussec

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
White

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2016-2035

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 01-Feb-2017

The 2010 Rieussec is a blend of 92% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle picked between 15 September and 4 November over four pickings. There are 160 grams per liter of residual sugar. It has a fragrant bouquet of light honeyed fruit, peony and brioche that does not quite have the daring-do of the 2011. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, harmonious with blood orange and quince notes forming toward the composed and elegant finish. This is a delightful Rieussec that I might prefer in its youth than with age. Tasted April 2016.