100 Points Sauternes: Chateau Rieussec 2001

 

A rare, remarkable Sauternes: THE PERFECT 100 POINTS Sauternes

Château Rieussec  Sauternes 2001

CHATEAU RIEUSSEC SAUTERNES 2001

This bottle of pure, golden liquid received not only ONE but TWO PERFECT scores from Wine Spectator and James Suckling respectively with Wine Advocate following closely with 99 Points. The ratings alone are astounding but we are left wondering, what does it taste like

The Wine

Almonds, honey, orange blossoms and earth.  Golden and green-tinged with a nose of nectar, pears, apples, orange blossoms and peaches –with roasted mixed nuts of walnuts, almonds and pistachios.  Mouth-coating with ripe apricots, great acids and egg-white fluffiness on the long, clean finish, surprisingly light on its feet.

There is no wine sweeter than Sauternes, and we mean that literally. Sauternes, from the Bordeaux region of France, is the world’s greatest sweet wine.  While most of the world’s sweet wines are liquid sugar bombs, Sauternes is not.  Think about the ripest, freshest, juiciest piece of fruit you’ve ever tasted, balanced with some tartness and good acidity to make this wine genuinely exciting.    

It’s like tasting the sun, with a gleaming richness to it.  It tastes golden.  It’s smooth and the sweetness bursts in your mouth then surprises you with a clean, bracing finish – The total package, the perfect one.

Professional Ratings

Perfection Review

James Suckling

“This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016.” ~ 100 Points

“Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted.” ~ 100 Points

Wine Spectator

The FGJ Offer

This special bottle is Wine Spectator‘s Wine of the Year in 2004 and not offered on our Website. Know that it is extremely difficult to lay your hands on THIS, PARTICULAR vintage and… we have only SIX bottles in hand (which we went through great lengths to acquire) up for grabs, so….grab your piece of perfection. Don’t hesitate, this is that special bottle you have been waiting for. Sweet Deal (gaaaahhh) 🙂

RM1,248 per bottle

Prices are inclusive of GST

Free delivery to anywhere in Klang Valley

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