Rieussec 2007

Rieussec 2007

Region: Sauternes, France

Blend:  87% Semillon, 4.5% Mucsadelle, 8.5% Sauvignon Blanc



Rieussec 2007 is a wine of captivating allure and depth. Its appearance graces the glass with a beautiful sparkling yellow hue, already showing signs of maturity yet still adorned with youthful green glimmers. The nose is a delicate symphony, where the fragrances of wild flowers take center stage. Subtle notes of candied citrus fruits and melon add layers of complexity, while the well-integrated wood provides an elegant backdrop. On the palate, this wine reveals its charm through a subtle and refined attack, gradually evolving into a wine of substantial volume. A delightful acidity lends a perfect balance between freshness and opulence, with citrus fruit notes, particularly orange, making a prominent appearance. The finish is a testament to its class, with a long and refreshing denouement that unfolds into classic notes of candied apricots. Rieussec 2007 is a wine with remarkable aging potential, yet it also offers immediate enjoyment, capturing the essence of its terroir and craftsmanship in every sip.

Robert Parker - 92 Points

"The 2007 Rieussec is a blend of 87% Semillon, 4.5% Muscadelle and 8.5% Sauvignon Blanc picked between 13 September and 31 October. It has an almost Barsac-like bouquet with barley sugar joining the ginger and honeyed notes, quite powerful although I feel this is just going through a sullen patch at the moment. The palate is very pure and balanced with a wonderful seam of acidity that slices through the viscous botrytis fruit, quite spicy on the finish, although it does not possess the persistence of the 2005 or 2009, just cutting away swiftly. Tasted April 2016."

Antonio Galloni - 91+ Points

"Bright, pale yellow-gold. Aromas of very ripe peach, honey and vanilla are a bit youthfully disjointed. Sweet, supple and fat, currently showing more spice than fruit. Finishes broad and spicy, with a suggestion of minerality."