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Chateau Rieussec (375ml) 2006

$63.00 per bottle

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"An intense nose, with vanilla, lemon cream, apple tart and honey. Full-bodied, very sweet and powerful, with a fabulous finish. So generous, with layers of delicious, sweet fruit." Wine Spectator

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2006 VINTAGE

93 An intense nose, with vanilla, lemon cream, apple tart and honey. Full-bodied, very sweet and powerful, with a fabulous finish. So generous, with layers of delicious, sweet fruit. Best after 2014. 7,665 cases made. –JS
18 Honeyed copper colour. Quite heavy, spicy and pungent. Quite forward. Very rich and attention-grabbing. Just a little nervy note on the finish, but good stuff!
95

Wonderful, evocative orange marmalade and ginger flavors play around this rich wine. Its botrytis dryness doesn’t detract from the intense sweetness, ripe apricots, spice and deliciously refreshing acidity. The richness is in the texture, but the ripeness is in the open, generous fruit.— (3/1/2009)

 

Name Château Rieussec 
Vintage 2006
Type Liquoreux / Sweet white 
Appellation Sauternes 
Classification 1er Cru Classé / 1st Growth
Grape Varieties 90% Semillon, 7% Sauvignon and 3% Muscadelle
Format 375ml
Alcohol 14.0%
Vineyard Domaine Baron de Rothschild - 92 Hectares - Next to Yquem 
Average Age of Vines 35 years 
Production Average 6,000 cases  
Soil Gravel interspersed with lime 
Winemaking

Traditional techniques from sauternes are used and the harvests are done by selective pickings depending on the ripeness of the grapes and evolution of the botrytis cinerea (noble rot) . They last from 6 to 8 weeks from septembre to november.

Ageing 16 to 26 months in barrels
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