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2009 Rieussec, Sauternes

SKU #1112554 98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision. Extravagant sweet wine. Drinks amazingly well already now, so why wait? Inner quote mark (5/2013)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 Rieussec sings of crème caramel, chopped nuts, baked apples and spiced pears with hints of jasmine, peach blossoms and beeswax. Full-bodied, rich and decadently creamy in the mouth, the multilayered palate is beautifully lifted with fantastic freshness. It has a very long finish offering a lasting impression of great elegance and finesse. Simply stunning. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This closed, reticent wine promises to pack a rich, generous punch in the future. Its potential shows in the botrytis flavor and the touches of smoky wood and apricot jelly. With this leashed power, it promises to be a very fine wine. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (2/2013)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Intense, with powerful almond, bitter tangerine, mango and papaya notes, as well as racier heather, mirabelle and yellow apple flavors. Long and very focused despite the weight and breadth, this features a gorgeous hint of warm tarte Tatin on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2035. (JS, Web Only-2015) Inner quote mark

92-94 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2009 Rieussec is a beauty. The bouquet is deep and very refined, as it jumps from the glass in a blaze of pineapple, pear, spring flowers, bee pollen, complex soil tones and a discreet framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite esthery, with lovely mid-palate depth, bright, zesty acids and outstanding focus and grip on the long and classy finish. This should prove to be one of the best vintages of Rieussec in recent memory. (Drink between 2016-2050) Inner quote mark (3/2010)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Yellow gold. Interesting depth and complexity. Springs out of the glass. Very big and round and yet refreshing. Great satin texture. How I'd imagine Climens. Rather nice saltiness on the finish. 18.5/20 points *Good Value* (JR) Inner quote mark (1/2013)

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