White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château Rieussec

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 582

  • DFBW Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 25, 2020 - Christmas Day pudding wine and very nice too. Golden coloured, rich and textured wine with bags of honeyed fruit. Room for further development but that's mine all gone!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • zimmy07 wrote: flawed

    December 21, 2020 - Have had this many times, love this wine, this was cooked, just dog crap

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • NoTrollingerPlease Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 10, 2020 - Online Blind Tasting #1 (Online): *** brief notes from online blind tasting ***
    Note is based on a tasting sip in the morning on day one, 5cl on the evening and 0,1l filled in a bottle and sealed with argon gas on the evening of day two.
    Glass: Zalto Universal
    Beautiful clear, medium glowing amber color. Clean, pronounced and extremely complex nose with dried apricots, figs, honey, orange peel, pine.
    On the palate not too sweet. Sweetness is very well balanced by the acidity. Very complex with dried apricot, honey, sandalwood, figs, pine. Beautiful depth. Needs a lot of air and time. Looong and lingering finish. For me one of the best Sauternes of 2001, but not close to the otherworldly Yquem. 94-95+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • DemeesterWim wrote: 98 points

    December 5, 2020 - too young

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • Barolo Freak wrote: 88 points

    November 25, 2020 - I have been sitting on two 375ml bottles of Chateau Rieussec for 15 years. I decided to drink one recently. I was somewhat dissapointed with this one. The wine press touted the 2001 Rieussec as a great creation. I cannot say that it is. This wine is more Tokaj like, than Sauternes like. It is heavy and maple syrupy. Perhaps a few more years of aging will do it good.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (2)
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  • By John Kapon
    Weekend in Macau, 9/9/2007

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    July 2006 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2004, IWC Issue #115 (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, 3419466170832, 4000115859568, 802236001413

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  • Pending Delivery 304 (1%)
  • In Cellars 15,986 (78%)
  • Consumed 4,286 (21%)

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