1990 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes
fig, lemon, pear, saffron, grass, bell pepper, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
apricot, quince, honey, pineapple, cream, apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon
Collectors Alert!!! We just secured a precious but extremely limited parcel of 1990 Chateau Rieussec (owned by Chateau Lafite-Rothschild).
Hailing from one of the 3 highest scoring Sauternes vintages in the last 24 years (tying only 2011 and 2001), the 1990 Chateau Rieussec nailed a 'blockbuster' 97 point review from the Wine Spectator, outscoring the much higher priced Chateau d'Yquem (now starting at $300-400+ per bottle).
This is the second highest Wine Spectator-rated Chateau Rieussec ever, after its perfectly scored 2001. "Blockbuster. Wow. Wonderful...spice, orange peel, honey and dried apricot character goes on and on..."