Château Rieussec Magnum 2001

Château Rieussec (Sauternes)

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The Château Rieussec Magnum 2001 of Château Rieussec: a sweet wine from Sauternes that is based on the best of sémillon, muscadelle and sauvignon blanc of 2001. At Drinks&Co, this sweet wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 93 and wine spectator: 100.

Technical sheet · Château Rieussec

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2001 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château Rieussec
Volume: 150cl Other volumes
375ml and 75cl
Score: RP93WS100
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle, Sémillon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites

Description · Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec Magnum 2001 (Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Sémillon)

TASTING NOTES OF Château Rieussec Magnum 2001:

  • Nose: The first wine tastings reveal a powerful nose dominated by notes of apricot and candied melon.
  • Mouth: On the palate, the attack is delicate and fine. Then the wine develops large scale, with an impressive presence. The balance between acidity and liquor is so perfect that the sugar disappears completely: this feeling is very rare, occurring only in exceptional Sauternes.

Vintage 2001: The weather conditions were normal, with no indication of the success that was to come. The harvest began in mid-September with a preliminary selection of clusters. A light rain most welcome weekend of 22 and 23 September and then that invaded botrytis grapes, causing rapid and homogeneous concentration favored by high temperatures and strong winds: And then the perfect scenario was presented. In just three days, the gold went vineyard characteristic yellow to botrytis violet. Aided by the wind, the botrytis grapes makes shrink, wrinkle and contract, concentrating the juice. Harvesting is done very quickly and, in certain plots in a single pass, something never seen in Rieussec.

Château Rieussec

IN THE 18TH CENTURY, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmes de Langon monks. The confiscation of the estate during the revolution led to its public sale around 1790 as an "object of national heritage" to Mr. Marheilhac, the period's owner of Château La Louvière at Léognan. FOR THE 1855...

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Cave Grands Vins

Posted on at 05.05

4/5

Rieussec Magnum 2001

Château Rieussec, 1er Cru, vintage 2001 in 150 cl, White wine from Sauternes in Bordeaux

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Pamela Miller

Posted on at 20.04

4 /5

I had it with a birthday cake. I like sharing this fortified Armagnac with someone special.
Nice colour. It would have been better if it had been cooler than it was. Our fault.

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Reviews about Château Rieussec Magnum 2007

Gloria Kent
Gloria Kent

4/5

Nice and pretty colour. Correct acidity.
I am convinced that any meat will suit.
The best wine of  the family Château Rieussec.

Reviews about Château Rieussec Magnum 2006

Adam Smith
Adam Smith

4/5

Very long aftertaste.
A bit too commercial for my taste.

Reviews about Château Rieussec Magnum 1996

Andrea Sanders
Andrea Sanders

4/5

We order it in a supper with working colleagues.
It had a very shutdown colour. Cool and pleasant.
A that doesn't need to be accompanied by food.

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