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Chateau Rieussec,Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), Sauternes 2010

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2 2 2 £30.00 181 days ago
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closed 25/11/2018, 04:38 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: White, 2010 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Made from a blend of 92% Sémillon, with just 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle for extra aromatics, the tasting sample at the Union des Grands Crus Sauternes tasting was arguably the richest in the room. Extremely clean, concentrated sweetness on the palate, with intense bitter orange fruit characters. The 2010 is incredibly well-balanced though, as the acidity acts as a counterpoint to that richness. Simply gorgeous.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2010 Rieussec was missing a little intellect when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle it has become a contender for the finest Sauternes of the vintage. It is blessed with a pure and lifted bouquet with ripe peach, nectarine and honey, hints of shaved ginger poke their head above the surface with aeration. It is very subtle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, perfectly judged acidity and convincing harmony. This is a sophisticated Sauternes with superb mineralite and outstanding persistency. I will confess that I pinned this as Yquem and was both shocked and pleased when its identity was revealed. Go buy. Drink 2016-2035.

Other details

These bottle have been stored in a cool cellar until recently. All are in good condition, with levels into the neck, clean labels.

Shipping details

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Cost of delivery: £15-£20
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