Rieussec 2010

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Product Details

Vintage
2010
Colour
White
Appellation
Sauternes

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
90-92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 02/05/2011

Sporting 140gms/L residual sugar, the 2010 Rieussec displays impressive clarity on the nose, with fresh pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of lime flower, and tangible minerality. The palate has that “Tropicana” vibe with guava, almond and pineapple that slightly obfuscates the terroir towards the finish. This is a highly enjoyable, comparatively rich 2010 Sauternes, but without the intellect of some of the finest examples of the vintage.

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Neal Martin
91

The 2010 Rieussec is a blend of 92% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle picked between 15 September and 4 November over four pickings. There are 160 grams per liter of residual sugar. It has a fragrant bouquet of light honeyed fruit, peony and brioche that does not quite have the daring-do of the 2011. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, harmonious with blood orange and quince notes forming toward the composed and elegant finish. This is a delightful Rieussec that I might prefer in its youth than with age. Tasted April 2016.

Michael Schuster
90-92

Rich and "weighty" to smell; a very rich and very sweet balance; broad, open, gently spicy flavour, but not the complexity that this wine usually has. Intensely sweet of course, but just seems to lack real botrytis concentration, scope and projection; light length, mainly fruit. Attractively lush and opulent but a bit lacklustre in comparison with the best of the year. 2015-30? [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2011]

Wine Spectator
94

A muscular version, with dacquoise and marzipan notes leading the way for creamed orange, white peach, ginger, mirabelle compote and tangerine accents that pump through the piecrust-filled finish. Has the vintage's raw oomph, as well as range and cut for balance. JM

James Suckling
95-96

I love the botrytis spice character to this wine with dried apricots and tropical fruits. It’s full bodied, medium sweet with a long intense finish. It’s very layered. Sweet wine of the vintage.

Antonio Galloni
92-94

Bright straw-gold. Spectacular, intense, exotic botrytized nose is redolent of honeyed yellow peach, apricot and saffron. Then very sweet in the mouth, with concentrated flavors of dried peach, ginger and honey lifted by bright acidity. The finish is long and polished, featuring persistent peach, honey and white pepper nuances. Ian D'Agata