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1995 Château Rieussec (750ml)
  Producer: Château Rieussec lafite.com
Appellation: Sauternes - France (1er Cru Classé)
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Sémillon - Sauvignon Blanc - Muscadelle
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$59.99
Tasting Notes:
rated: January 9, 2008 , K&L Wines, San Francisco & Redwood City klwines.com
"For several generations, Château Rieussec has been a leading name in Sauternes wines. As early as 1868, Charles Cocks remarked that "Beyond any of the others, Rieussec produces wines that are very similar to Yquem wines." Sémillon 95%, Muscadelle 2% and Sauvignon 3%. Length of ageing in oak barrels : 18 to 26 months depending on the year, including 55% in new barrels."
rated: January 9, 2008 , Bonnie Graves
""If Chateau d'Yquem is the Ferrari of Sauternes, this is the reliable Mercedes sedan. It's honeyed, viscous and rich in apricots and honeysuckle. A very good vintage from a very good chateau that gives people a sense of what Sauternes is all about without breaking the bank.""
rated: January 9, 2008 , Brian Buzzini
93 points "Darker golden apple juice in color. Spiced nose of apricot, honey butter, cinnamon graham cracker, saffron. In the mouth, it's very pungent; with a very pronounced flavor of metallic saffron. Ripe and intense botrytis apricot, fig, honey butter, caramel, tobacco spice, petrol. Creamy with vanilla oak, and good spice; but needs time to intigrate that metallicness. Hard to drink right now. 88-93+pts"