1996 Rieussec, Sauternes

SKU #170059

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Straw-gold. Marzipan, honey and toasted hazelnut on the nose. Moderately viscous and currently rather oaky. Has an impressively chewy texture..." (July/Aug 99) According to Robert Parker: "This wine offers an orange, caramel, and honeyed nose with intriguing quince/kumquat fruit flavors, a complex personality, and a low level of glycerin in the mouth. This medium to full-bodied, long wine will be at its peak between 2000-2020." (04/99)

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Price: $59.99

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