1983 Rieussec, Sauternes

SKU #970025 94 points Wine Spectator

 Nectar-like if a bit on the sweet side, impressively complex, concentrated and focused. Deep gold, big, sweet and rich, with gobs of concentrated fig, brown sugar, butterscotch and oak flavor. A knockout. *Top Wines of 1988*  (1/1988)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Light golden with just the slightest tint of green, the 1983 Rieussec, from an excellent year for Sauternes, is certainly one of this property's greatest wines. Well structured with excellent acidity, and a deep, long, rich, full-bodied, viscous texture, this wine, despite the richness and power, is neither heavy nor cloying. It has gorgeous balance and a very long, lingering, spectacular finish. One of the great successes of the vintage. (RP)  (1/1998)

Jancis Robinson

 Bright amber. The deepest wine in this collection. Aeration (decant this wine) revealed orange notes and notable acidity -- quite open and evolved. Very long. Makes a big impression even if not very fine or subtle. Big, bold throat-warmer. Seems fully developed. Long and powerful -- more alcohol than sweetness. (JR) 18/20 points  (7/2004)

K&L Notes

95 points, Richard Jennings: "Medium orange color with red lights and clear meniscus; sweet orange, caramel nose; ripe orange, blood orange, marmalade palate with caramel edges and good acidity; long finish." RJonWine.com (06/2008)

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