2000 Rieussec, Sauternes

SKU #1021683

91 points Robert Parker: "The deep golden, almost amber color reminds me of the 1983 in its youth. Orange marmalade, creme brulee, browned butter, and smoke emerge from the relatively complex, attractive, and full-bodied 2000. Exhibiting tremendous density, good acidity, and loads of fruit and botrytis, it is a strong candidate for the wine of the vintage in Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018." (04/03) 89-91 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas and flavors of lemon curd and dried apricots follow through to a medium body and a sweet finish. One of the best Sauternes from 2000 that I have tasted." (Web only, 2001)

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France

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Bordeaux

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Sauternes