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Bountiful Bordeaux

Tue, Mar 19, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, Mar 26, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1989
  • 375ml
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Sauternes
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • White Sweet
  • DD1819
  • DD1822
Lot 4

1989 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Premier Cru - 375ml - 4 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$650 - CAD$800

Bid Increments

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 4 bottle(s) of 1989 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Premier Cru - 375ml. Estimate for this lot is between $650 - $800 with a reserve of $240. The wine in this lot comes from the collection 11413.

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This Vancouver based collector was introduced to fine wine in his early 20s. He joined a few wine clubs, Commanderie de Bordeaux and Confrerie de Tastevin among them, and started his cellar in the 90s. He has been an avid collector since, amassing over 8000 bottles throughout the years and keeping meticulous provenance notes on each one; the 2 bottles of 1988 Chateau Margaux were purchased in 2015 through Zachys. His wines were procured from government and private stores, direct from US wineries and Zachy’s in NY and all have been stored in his temperature and humidity-controlled cellars at home as well as at 13C Wine Storage.
The score for 1989 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Premier Cru is 92 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - After a period of prolonged disjointedness, this wine has pulled itself together. The color is deep straw, and the wine displays an intense perfume of creme brulee custard, baked apple pie, and sweet, ripe pineapples and pears. Full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, and fat, with low acidity and considerable sweetness, this is a luxuriously rich, unctuously-textured, heavyweight Sauternes that should become more civilized with age.