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2004...2007 Chateau Rieussec (91 Pts WA...92-94 Pts WS...93 Pts RP) 1er Grand Cru Classe (Sauternes. Domaines Barons de Rothschild.Lafite) No Reserve

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Lot size: 3 bottles of 750 ml each Wine type: White, NV/Assorted vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape varieties: Muscadelle, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

The lot consists of one bottle and two half-bottles (as in photograph),not three 75cl bottles as quoted in lot size above:-

One bottle (75cl) of 2004 Chateau Rieussec. (91 Points WA...92-94 Points WS).
Two half-bottles (375cl) of 2007 Chateau Rieussec. (93 Points RP).

Top quality Sauternes for the Christmas and New Year festivities?
Chateau Rieussec was ranked in the original 1855 classification as a Premier Grand Cru Classe Sauternes and it continues to produce magnificent sweet white wine.
2004 and 2007 were both excellent vintages and they have received high points ratings from the professional tasters.Rieussec has been owned by the Rothschild family since 1985 and it is one of the richest and most exotic of all Sauternes.

Two tasting notes on the 2004 Rieussec:-

"The 2004 Rieussec has a very composed and generous bouquet with intense dried honey,quince and smoky notes that unfold nicely in the glass. The palate is ripe and sensual on the entry,the oak present but very well-integrated. There is good depth here,with touches of white pepper sprinkled over the harmonious finish. This is a very competent Rieussec that feels long and satisfying, although it does not possess the personality of say, de Fargues of Raymond-Lafon. This is a decent, workmanlike Rieussec. Drink now-2025".
(91 Points).

Neal Martin. (The Wine Advocate. May 2014).

"Fruity, with lemon, apricot and lilac on the nose. Full-bodied, with a lovely intensity and bright acidity. Long and elegant. The palate builds on the finish. Not the 2001 (Wine of the Year),but very good indeed".
(92-94 Points).

The Wine Spectator. (Tasting note on the 2004 Rieussec. June 2005).

And a Robert Parker tasting note on the 2007 Rieussec:-

"Tasted single blind against its peers.The Rieussec 2007 has a subtle nose of dried honey,pear,a touch of quince and crushed stone on the nose,the oak better integrated than last year.The palate is well-balanced with stem ginger and honeycombe on the entry.It is linear compared to its peers,there is no flourish on the finish as yet,but it has fine definition and hints of tangy marmalade and lemongrass that should become more accentuated with time.Tasted,January 2011".
(93 Points).

Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. February 2012).

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Other details

These bottles were bought on release and have since been stored undisturbed in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.They are in immaculate condition,with wine fills into neck and labels and capsules in a pristine state.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Parcelforce Express 48.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £14.50. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £200.

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