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    2009 Château Rieussec Premier Grand Cru Classé Sauternes

    £59.99

    With vineyards that border those of the iconic Château d`Yquem, Château Rieussec has long been considered amongst Sauternes’ best. Harvests last for 6 to 8 weeks with selective pickings depending on the ripeness of the grapes and evolution of noble rot. Wines are fermented in barrels and aged for 16 to 26 months in oak barrel, of which 50% is new. “The team at Chateau Rieussec have conjured a stellar wine in 2009. There is a little reduction at first that fortunately blows away, revealing thickly layered scents of honey, Danish pastry and quince that appear to gain vigor with every passing sip. The palate is stunning: very viscous in the mouth with tangy grapefruit, honey and white peach. It is still primal, but the acidity is perfectly judged and there is a life-affirming sense of precision and tension towards the finish. Exceptional. Drink now-2045.” (NM)

    Colour:
    White
    Region:
    Sauternes
    Grapes:
    Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle
    Alcohol Level:
    13.5%
    Bottle Size:
    750ml
    Current Stock:
    4
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