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1999...2007 Chateau Rieussec (94 Points ST...93 Points RP) 1er Grand Cru Classe (Sauternes. Domaines Barons de Rothschild.Lafite) No Reserve

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Lot size: 3 bottles of 375 ml each Wine type: White, NV/Assorted vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape varieties: Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

The lot consists of one bottle and two half-bottles (as in photograph,not 3 half-bottles as quoted in lot size above):-

One bottle (75cl) of Chateau Rieussec 1999.(94 Points ST).
Two half bottles (375ml) of Chateau Rieussec 2007.(93 Points RP).

Top quality Sauternes for the Christmas and New Year festivities?
Chateau Rieussec was ranked in the original 1855 classifications as a Premier Grand Cru Classe Sauternes and it continues to produce magnificent sweet white wine.
1999 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.

"(Bottled shortly after my tasting).Explosive aromas of apricot,peach,minerals,creme caramel,grilled nuts and spices,along with cooler hints of licorice and menthol.Thick,sweet,and chewy,with extract;an impressively mouthfilling wine,with lovely framing acidity.Characteristically big and peachy.Finishes spicy,shapely,and very long.The class of the tasting".
(94 points).

Stephen Tanzer. (Describing the 1999 Rieussec. International Wine Cellar. August 2002)

"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 from a UK wine merchant.They 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 an excellent state.
The blanked out date on the 1999 label (see photograph) is purely light reflection.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode me13, kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Parcelforce Express 48.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: The shipping cost is £14.50.For extra safety,all bottles will be dispatched in polysafe tubes. 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 shipping price quotation,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £200.

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