White - Sweet/Dessert

1971 Château Rieussec

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • Bob H wrote:

    January 24, 2020 - Wow! Having this at Park Place Cafe with the foie gras crepe, and what a wine & food match.

    Not too sweet, but still quite rich. Really darned tasty, and a pleasure to drink tonight.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • sdr wrote: 90 points

    September 24, 2019 - This bottle, which appeared to be in excess condition, was tired. Not spoiled, cooked, corked, though. Excellent vibrant mahogany color, lighter than many previous bottles of this wine. Both aroma and palate were straightforward and simple, yielding oak, tangerine and almond. I don’t get the luscious botrytis I expect or the multilevel flavors. Enjoyable on its own terms but fading.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Chettinga Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 18, 2019 - Sexy and seductive. Honeycomb, marzipan, orange peel, stone fruits, elderflower, hazelnuts and candied ginger. So balanced and smooth on the palate with crisp acidity that makes you want to have another sip or even better, another glass! 48 years old and just starting to hit its prime. Foie gras anyone or as we did, with pecan pie.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Trancoso Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 29, 2019 - Mature, refined and elegant! Always a pleasure to drink a old Sauternes

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  • drmarclevine Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 4, 2019 - What a treat! Enjoyed at a Chinese New Year's banquet. High shoulder fill in a 750. Dark amber color. Just lovely. Apricot, burnt caramel, and toasted nuts. Plenty of acid, too. A very strong showing given its age. On the downside of its evolution but fading very slowly and still delivers.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/16/2006 (link) 92 points

    (Château Rieussec) Group's #1 (my #5) – 70 pts; 4 first place votes, 2 second places, 3 thirds, 1 last place vote – medium amber color; darker, deeper nose, with resin and marzipan; big, tasty, with ripe apricot compote and other ripe stone fruit, seamless fruit to long finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1971
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 166 (69%)
  • Consumed 73 (30%)

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