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Chateau Rieussec, Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 1998

Sauternes, France

4,395

Out of stock

    LPBT 95 JCLA 93 NM 92 ST 93
    CT 92 JMQ 88 JR 17.5/20 B&D 17/20
    LR 16/20

Grape Variety
89% Sémillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc 3% Muscadelle

Wine Style
Dessert – Lush and Balanced

 

Winemaker’s Notes
Deep colored with an almost roasted richness. Fragrant, richly fruity, with scents of apricot and melting butter.

Drink Date: 2018 – 2050

 

  • 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

    The 1998 Rieussec is medium gold colored and scented of paraffin, dried lemon peel, key lime pie and musk perfume with an earthy undercurrent. Very rich, concentrated and sexy in the mouth, it sports layer upon layer of citrus, earth and fungi notes with seamless freshness and fantastic length. Wow! (May, 2018)

  • 93 Jeannie Cho Lee, Asian Palate

    Deep gold. Honey, marmalade, candied orange peel. A beautiful golden colour with honeyed/botrytis notes that really give the wine body and length. This is a gorgeous Sauternes that is underappreciated. Tasted in: Hong Kong, China. Maturity: Drink.Deep gold. Honey, marmalade, candied orange peel. A beautiful golden colour with honeyed/botrytis notes that really give the wine body and length. This is a gorgeous Sauternes that is under appreciated.

  • 92 Neal Martin

    Tasted at 28-50 restaurant at the 1994 dinner. The Rieussec ’98 has a crisp, energetic bouquet with scents of yellow plum, wild honey and a touch of vanilla. There is ample botrytis on the viscous entry with touches of pear, honey, marzipan and vanilla pod. Drink 2016-2030. Tasted November 2011.

  • 93 Stephen Tanzer
  • 92 Cellar Tracker
  • 88 Jean-Marc Quarin
  • 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
  • 17/20 Bettane & Desseauve
  • 16/20 La Revue du Vin de France
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