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White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château Rieussec

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
Drink between 2011 - 2032 (Edit)
CT95.3 738 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 620

  • djhammond wrote: 97 points

    January 23, 2022 - As per previous notes, this is rocking. This rips into the very depth of the palate, and hijacks the whole sensory experience. It needs fresh fruit to offset its intensity but together it almost produces an hallucagenic happening to the highest order.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (3)
  • Wine_Bear Likes this wine: 98 points

    January 15, 2022 - Spectacular Sauternes. Big, luscious bouquet and perfectly balanced body. Yum.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Filippo Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 4, 2022 - Great elegant rich Sauternes. For sure it has many years ahead but I probably liked it better a bit younger. Anyway great stuff

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Chrisinroch wrote:

    January 2, 2022 - Passive cellar. Some darkening. Drinking really well after it opened up

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Rosengoo wrote: 89 points

    January 1, 2022 - Deep gold in colour and clear, this dessert wine had a nose of apricots and honey. In the glass were those same flavours of honey, apricot and a hint of lemon. There was a small sourness at the end of each sip and a surprising bit of heat as well.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    Stand and Deliver: 2001 Sauternes (Sep 2021), 9/1/2021 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar No. 15 and Miscellaneous New Releases, 8/17/2021 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    September 2019, 9/1/2019 (link)

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    February 2018, 2/1/2018 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2018, Issue #73, Recently-Tasted Sauternes and Barsac February 2018

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  • By Chris Kissack
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/1/2012 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2010 (link)

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    May 2010 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Weekend in Macau, 9/9/2007

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2006 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/11/2004 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2004, IWC Issue #115 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2003, IWC Issue #109 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2002 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/24/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Château Rieussec) Light orange color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; lovely, baked orange, apricot, baked apricot, tangerine nose; silky textured, baked orange, baked apricot, orange marmalade, ripe tangerine palate; long finish (this is holding up beautifully)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/21/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Château Rieussec) From 375 ml - light medium golden color; botrytis, apricot, powdered sugar, baked apricot nose; rich, botyrytis, apricot, peach, confectioner's sugar palate; long finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/4/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château Rieussec) Brown sugar and coconut nose; good coconut, tropical fruit palate with orange peel and good acidity; medium-plus finish (great with Citizen Cake's Retro Tropical Shag Cake)

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    11/30/2006 (link)

    (Rieussec) White flowers, honey, bright tangerine, marmalade and botrytis. The palate just had it all going on. Opulent and rich with unbelievable texture. Great acidity and explosive finish. Easily the class of these.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château Rieussec
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Codes 002907000060, 055596013750, 087000331587, 087000332652, 087000337510, 087000347618, 3277031703614, 3296361000118, 3296361000132, 3296361000231, 3296361011305, 3419466127683, 3419466170832, 4000115859568, 802236001413

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 304 (1%)
  • In Cellars 16,207 (76%)
  • Consumed 4,776 (22%)

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