2007 Rieussec, Sauternes (Previously $90)

SKU #1070253 93-96 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. (JS, Web Only—2008)

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. (ST)  (8/2008)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 Rieussec is a blend of 87% Semillon, 4.5% Muscadelle and 8.5% Sauvignon Blanc picked between 13 September and 31 October. It has an almost Barsac-like bouquet with barley sugar joining the ginger and honeyed notes, quite powerful although I feel this is just going through a sullen patch at the moment. The palate is very pure and balanced with a wonderful seam of acidity that slices through the viscous botrytis fruit, quite spicy on the finish … . (NM)  (1/2017)

Jancis Robinson

 Sweet, vaguely sticky nose. Certainly impressive for the sugar level! And there’s an attractive savoury undertow that stops it being sickly. Lots there. Reverberates. Long. Very long. It has that thing that a good Condrieu has: a subtext. 19/20 points. (JR)  (4/2008)

K&L Notes

K&L's Bordeaux buyer, Clyde Beffa Jr., says this is superior to Rieussec's 2005, and much cheaper!


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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/26/2019 | Send Email
The Lafite group took Rieussec to the next level in 2007. Rich and layered with notes of dried honey, lemon citrus, apricots and white flowers, it definitely has great sweetness but also lift and vibrancy from the acidity. This is definitely one of the most enjoyable Sauternes on our shelves right now.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/6/2019 | Send Email
This Rothschild property needs no introduction, and it is from another good vintage for Sauternes. The 2007 Rieussec is showing less sweetness and more spices, although with plenty of ripe fruit flavors, peaches and nectarines come to mind. A chunk of blue cheese, some roasted nuts and a glass of that is sure a ticket to paradise.

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