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2001 Rieussec (Sauternes)

Rating: WS100
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Bottles Available: 4
Price (each): $165.00
Number 1 Wine of the Year for 2004 by the Wine Spectator

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. Best after 2010.