Carmes De Rieussec 2007 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
The second wine of Chateau Rieussec and part of the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) stable.
"2007 turned out to be a golden year for these mellifluous, criminally over-looked wines that tend to leave a sticky smile on your face. If we regard great Sauternes as one of richness, sweetness and unctuousness, then the 2007 will deliver.” - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Reference tasting notes for 2007 Chateau Rieussec:
19 JR / 93 WA
Sweet, vaguely sticky nose. Certainly impressive for the sugar level! And there’s an attractive savoury undertow that stops it being sickly. Lots there. Reverberates. Long. Very long. It has that thing that a good Condrieu has: a subtext. - Jancis Robinson
Tasted single blind against its peers. The Rieussec 2007 has a subtle nose of dried honey, pear, a touch of quince and crushed stone on the nose, the oak better integrated than last year. The palate is well-balanced with stem ginger and honeycomb on the entry. It is linear compared to its peers, there is no flourish on the finish as yet, but it has fine definition and hints of tangy marmalade and lemongrass that should become more accentuated with time. Tasted January 2011. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate