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1996 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (half bottle)
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About Chateau Rieussec

Chateau Rieussec has a storied history, beginning several centuries ago with the Carmelite monks. The same order that gave its name to Les Carmes Haut-Brion owned Chateau Rieussec until the French Revolution, when the property was confiscated and sold as a national asset. Today it belongs to Domaines de Baron de Rothschild.

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1996 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (half bottle)

Producer: Chateau Rieussec
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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87-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 1998

Aromas of peach, licorice and spice. Strong, viscous entry, then fat and velvety in the middle palate. But noticeably alcoholic today, and rather monolithic; I get an impression of breadth more than real flavor interest. Still, the finishing flavors saturate the palate.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

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Semillon

Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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