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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (Premier Grand Cru Classé) | White | 375ml | 2001 | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.6

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    Intro: Château Rieussec is a sweet white wine ranked as Premier Cru Classé (French, “First Growth”) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Belonging to the Sauternes appellation in Gironde, in the region of Graves, the winery is located in the commune of Fargues


    Winery
    : Château Rieussec

    Region: Bordeaux | Sauternes (Left Bank)

    Grapes: 90% Sémillon, 7% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Muscadelle

    Aging: French Oak Barrels

    Tasting Notes: James Suckling 100 Points: “This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016. 145 grams RS.” (JS) May 2012

    Rating: WS 100, JS 100, VN 95, RP 93

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