Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001 (375ml)

9.4116 ratings on Delectable
$55.99

Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted. Best after 2010... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Chris Shackelford Delectable Pro

Drinking quite nice at the moment. Still a lot of richness waiting to evolve.

Drinking quite nice at the moment. Still a lot of richness waiting to evolve.

9.3

Benjamin Keator

We had the 2001, not the 2003. Almost a triple 100 pointer and the WS 2004 WOTY. So much fun and so good. Doesn't quite have the weight, viscosity, and finish of an Dyquem but still has tremendous flavor. Everything you would expect from a top notch Sauternes

We had the 2001, not the 2003. Almost a triple 100 pointer and the WS 2004 WOTY. So much fun and so good. Doesn't quite have the weight, viscosity, and finish of an Dyquem but still has tremendous flavor. Everything you would expect from a top notch Sauternes

9.9

Pam Starr Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

Awesome

Awesome

9.7

Pam Starr Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

Another top 100

Another top 100

9.6

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

Thanks @Jim Westby for this wonderful half bottle. As you said, this wine, like the 2000 Montrose, has "turned the corner." It had huge botrytis, super rich texture and textbook Rieussec bitterness to balance out the very ripe sweetness. I found lots of orange marmalade here, and a finish so long and powerful that I am almost still tasting it this morning!

Thanks @Jim Westby for this wonderful half bottle. As you said, this wine, like the 2000 Montrose, has "turned the corner." It had huge botrytis, super rich texture and textbook Rieussec bitterness to balance out the very ripe sweetness. I found lots of orange marmalade here, and a finish so long and powerful that I am almost still tasting it this morning!

9.7

Jason Chang Delectable Pro

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

Thanks gene!

Thanks gene!

9.5

Ed Lehrman Delectable Pro

2001 - delicious end to a memorable birthday meal. Plenty of life left in this one. Can't wait to drink it from magnum many years from now.

2001 - delicious end to a memorable birthday meal. Plenty of life left in this one. Can't wait to drink it from magnum many years from now.

9.3

Martin Redmond Delectable Pro

Superbly balanced with a honey apricot, bergamot, peach character. Long finish. Clean phenomenal wines. Great with Apple crisp! 2001 vintage. Rated 100 pts by WS!

Superbly balanced with a honey apricot, bergamot, peach character. Long finish. Clean phenomenal wines. Great with Apple crisp! 2001 vintage. Rated 100 pts by WS!

9.6

Todd Trzaskos Delectable Pro

Sauternes 2001 Shimmering stone fruit, petrol and stinging sweet finish.

Sauternes 2001 Shimmering stone fruit, petrol and stinging sweet finish.

9.1

Billy Weiss Delectable Pro

Very good, but more advanced than expected

Very good, but more advanced than expected

9.5