Sauternes (Premier Grand Cru Classé) 2017Regular price $728.00
Region: Bordeaux, France
Size: 750 ml
Grapes: 83% Semillon, 17% Sauvignon Blanc
Enjoy at 10-12°C
Wine Spectator: 93pts
Robert Parker: 97pts
A blend of 83% Semillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2017 Rieussec is pale to medium lemon-gold colored. To begin, the nose blows you away with intense lemon tart, lime cordial, mango and quince notes followed by a second wave of floral, orange blossoms and honeysuckle scents, and then notes of crushed rocks, crème caramel and marzipan join the party. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is still very tightly wound with concentrated sweetness and a racy backbone to match, delivering layer upon layer of citrus and savory flavors, finishing on a persistent mineral note.
Beautiful pale gold color.
The first nose presents a beautiful depth. Aeration reveals the complexity of very great vintages. It's all there: freshness, precision, purity.
On the palate the wine impresses because it combines power and finesse. It opens an endless and very harmonious finish. As often in exceptional years, the high sugar content disappears behind the balance of the wine. A very great Rieussec for tomorrow, for in 10 years, or for much further...
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