Rieussec 2001

Current Market Price: £850.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Rieussec, Rieussec, 2001

Tasting Notes Rieussec 2001

99

A monumental effort, the 2001 Rieussec boasts a light to medium gold color in addition to a fabulous perfume of honeysuckle, smoky oak, caramelized tropical fruits, creme brulee, and Grand Marnier. The wine is massive and full-bodied yet neither over the top nor heavy because of good acidity. With intense botrytis as well as a 70-75-second finish, this amazing Sauternes will be its apogee between 2010-2035.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #153
94+

Tasted at the IMW Lafite seminar in London. The 2001 Rieussec has a very intense bouquet with lifted notes of lime cordial, tropical fruit, light honey and a touch of coconut, that patina of new oak very strong and rendering it very Yquem-like. The palate has a sweet almond and Turkish Delight-tinged entry. For me, it is just a little oaky (50-60% new) although there is very good weight and intensity. It just seems to miss personality and tension towards the honeycomb and almond paste finish. I remember being more astounded by this a few years ago, but that oak needs to become more assimilated into the wine. Tasted February 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012
100

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. 145 grams RS.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, May 29th 2012

Rieussec Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Rieussec 2018 Chateau Rieussec POA 12x75cl
Rieussec 2017 Chateau Rieussec £485.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2016 Chateau Rieussec £360.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2016 Chateau Rieussec £240.00 6x75cl
Rieussec 2015 Chateau Rieussec £314.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2014 Chateau Rieussec £320.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2013 Chateau Rieussec £295.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2012 Chateau Rieussec £299.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2011 Chateau Rieussec £309.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2010 Chateau Rieussec £270.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2010 Chateau Rieussec £135.00 6x75cl
Rieussec 2009 Chateau Rieussec £330.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2008 Chateau Rieussec £297.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2007 Chateau Rieussec £270.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2006 Chateau Rieussec £265.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2005 Chateau Rieussec £375.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2004 Chateau Rieussec £260.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2003 Chateau Rieussec £320.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2002 Chateau Rieussec £320.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2001 Chateau Rieussec £850.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 2000 Chateau Rieussec £325.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1999 Chateau Rieussec £295.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1998 Chateau Rieussec £526.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1997 Chateau Rieussec £429.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1996 Chateau Rieussec £366.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1995 Chateau Rieussec £360.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1990 Chateau Rieussec £504.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1989 Chateau Rieussec £650.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1986 Chateau Rieussec £600.00 12x75cl
Rieussec 1982 Chateau Rieussec £648.00 12x75cl