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Château Rieussec 2002

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    2002 Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

    The contrasted growing season in 2002 yielded rich wines. The 2002 Chateau Rieussec is 85% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, and 7% Muscadelle.

    The vintage displays a solid green-tinted yellow hue. The nose exudes a lot of freshness as well as discreet botrytis with grapefruit dominating citrus notes. The palate is built on freshness. Medium-bodied and ethereal, this offering evolves on finesse and elegance the pairing of desiccated grapes from the first selections and botrytis from the end of the harvest creates the much anticipated and distinctive effect on this beautiful vintage.

    Parker : 89 / 100
    J. Robinson : 17+ / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2002 Rieussec is a blend of 85% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc And 7% Muscadelle. Picked between 12 September and 5 November the nose is a bit disappointing: dried honey, peach skin and lanolin, but lacking the freshness of the 2001 Rieussec. The palate is fresh on the entry and makes up for the nose, well balanced with fresh acidity, nicely poised with spice-tinged honeyed fruit with mango and clementine lingering on the finish. This is a Sauternes just hobbled by the aromatics, frustrating as the palate still has much to offer. Tasted April 2016.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    J. Robinson
    17+

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château Rieussec

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    1er cru classe

    Parker
    89

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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