2007 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)
93-97 points Wine Spectator: "Balanced and very spicy, with almond paste and apricot. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with a long, fruity, tangy finish. Layered and stylish." (Web only, 2008) 93 points Robert Parker: "This has a very primal nose, the oak exposed at the moment although there is obviously a great deal of fruit concentration underneath. The palate is well balanced, a little oaky on the entry, dried honey, lemon curd, apricot and orange peel towards the linear finish. Tightly coiled Sauternes, quite modern in style, this should develop over 8-10 years in the bottle before really opening up and one hopes, evolve a little more “personality”. Drink 2011-2025." (04/10) 90-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, pale yellow-gold. Aromas of very ripe peach, honey and vanilla are a bit youthfully disjointed. Sweet, supple and fat, currently showing more spice than fruit. Finishes broad and spicy, with a suggestion of minerality." (Jul/Aug 08) K&L's Bordeaux buyer, Clyde Beffa Jr, says this is superior to Rieussec's 2005, and much cheaper! Please note - 2007 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will tentatively arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011. We will contact you for shipping instructions.