Château Rieussec, 1990 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château Rieussec, 1990 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102884
Estate Notes

Rieussec is a great Sauternes estate, and its vineyards, which lie adjacent to d'Yquem, produce great quality Sauternes at a far less premium than their more famous neighbours.

Rieussec is renowned for producing consistently good Sauternes even in tricky vintages.


"Blockbuster. Wow. Wonderful. Dark yellow with a gold hue. Full-bodied and very sweet, with thick and powerful fruit. The spice, orange peel, honey and dried apricot character goes on and on. Long, long finish." Wine Spectator

“Exotic aromas of truffle, game, dried fruits and tobacco; strong impression of botrytis. Powerful on entry, then very sweet (74 grams/liter r.s.) and very concentrated, with an amazingly glyceral texture. Powerful and very deep. Still some sulfur to be absorbed. One of the richest wines of this group, really thick with extract. Finishes firm, youthful and very, very long." Stephen Tanzer