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1996 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

France Bordeaux Sauternes

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Professional Reviews

0 points Jancis Robinson 2/2011
90 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC 7/1999
89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 4/1999

Member Reviews

Rieussec Sauternes Blend 1996

Rated  on Aug 27, 2007

Full Bodied
Long, complex
Aromas: Orange, Caramel, Honey.
Flavor: Fruity

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Network Reviews

Loads of Smokey Caramel
Score: 93 points
Drink by: 13 to 20 years
Sampled 6/25/09. This wine is packed with smokey caramel, especially on the finish. Notes of vanilla, Oak and cream. At little alcohol on the finish too, which is 30+ seconds in length. The color is darker than many Sauternes of the vintage, but this is not because it is prematurely aging. This wine has an enormous amount of life left in it. One interesting point is that I have never seen so much residual sugar settle in the bottle for such a quality Sauternes.
Posted by mxpbuy on June 26, 2009
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