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1989 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

France Bordeaux Sauternes

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Professional Reviews

92 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC 7/1998
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 1/1998
89 points Wine Spectator 4/1995

Member Reviews

Rieussec Sauternes Blend 1989

Rated  on Aug 31, 2007

I had this wine with a nice light fish dish.
This might seem a bit odd but I think I could smell apple pie, and almost a crème brulee smell. I know sound odd but that's what I thought I smelled. It also has a nice yellow color and a strong and sweet taste with a full body.

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Rieussec Sauternes Blend 1989

Rated  on Aug 28, 2007

This wine has some very noticable aromas of apple pie, sweet pineapple, creme brulee custard and ripe pears.
A nice yellow color and sweet.
Full bodied. Strong in alcohol, rich.

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Network Reviews

Score: 93 points
Drink by: 8 to 12 years
Sampled 7/11/07. This somewhat restrained wine in both color (golden - 18k not 24k) and impact (somewhat delicate) is a winner. Parker hit it dead on with Smokey creme brulee and honeysuckle. A blend of peaches and apricots linger on the palate. Not too much glycerin and a long finish. A dessert wine you can go back for seconds, thirds and fourths without feeling over sugarfied.
Posted by mxpbuy on July 11, 2007
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Hurts so good
Score: 94 points
Drink by: 13 to 20 years
I love Sauternes and Barsac. Unfortunately, they give me monstrous headaches. So, I drank the 1989 Rieussec with a little trepidation (which lasted about 30 seconds after tasting the wine)

Big fat nose of noble rot, honey, pineapple, orange, caramel, and gods knows what other esoteric fruits. Very thick and oily in the mouth. Nice acidity that balances the substantial sugar. Layers and layers of caramel-coated tangerines, and honeyed flowers. Finish must have gone on for 90+ seconds. Wow!

This morning...headache. Would I do it again? Absolutely.
Posted by OnlineVines on March 20, 2004
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