Wine of the Week NZ
Château Rieussec Sauternes 2011, France, NZD $87.50
A top wine from a very good vintage. A wonderfully seductive Sauternes with a creamy texture and intense, but not overpowering, flavours that are “classic Sauternes” suggesting honey, nut, vanilla, dried fruit and Christmas cake. Beautifully balanced and showing great power and subtlety. A bargain at this price. (Cork)
Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting
Ageing: now to 2033
Food: Foie gras
Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland & Wellington (NZ); Langton’s Fine Wines – NSW (AU)
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