Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 63 b orde AU x a r oyal s au T ernes Often seen as a dessert wine; but make no mistake, a great Sauternes is a wine of tremendous depth, balance and longevity. Kaleidoscopic in its luscious youth, with an array of enticing aromas and a feel on the palate of pure silk. Yet the real joy of Sauternes is in the experience, as it matures for decades. i n 1984, Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) decided that the only way to complete their portfolio would be to add a Sauternes to match the prestige of their brand. They looked to Rieussec, which was the first Sauternes vineyard to earn first growth status in the classification of 1855. What followed was an entire rethinking of the property and winery, as they reduced yields, added meticulous sorting in the vineyards, and the addition of new barrels. Over the years Rieussec has grown to become a benchmark for Sauternes. ✦ r ieusse C s auternes rating bottle 2009 (119016) NM 97 $95 2007 (1023818) WS 93-96 $99 2006 (16501) WS 92-94 $74 2005 (167701) WS 96 $89

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