ready-improve2011 Château Rieussec, Sauternes

Product: 88451H
  • Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
  • Ready, but will improve


Rieussec is always such a benchmark Sauternes and seems to deliver reliably year in, year out. The bouquet is more opulent than some, with classic aromas of ripe stone fruit allied to a honied richness, while the palate has a creamy texture and lovely complexity and intensity.

The finish is long and balanced and the overall impression is of a deeply rewarding wine. Still, one can feel a great sense of freshness, which seems to me to becoming one of the hallmarks, and a very attractive one, too, of this vintage in Sauternes.
{maturity-text}Ready, but will improve{maturity-text}
[] Wine Advocate:: 95/100
[] Wine Spectator:: 93-96/100
Bottle Price 37.5 cl $230.00