Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 375 ml
$81.60

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 375 ml

Château Rieussec has been a leading wine in Sauternes for several generations. Ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in 1855. Château Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984. It has always been considered a benchmark for Sauternes year on year.
Made with 90 to 95% Sémillon, 5 to 10% Muscadelle and Sauvignon.

Reviews

WE96- Wine Enthusiast
Structured firm, very spicy, while also showing fresh pineapple acidity. Concentrated and packed with botrytis.
Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points
JS96 - James Suckling
I love the botrytis spice character to this wine with dried apricots and tropical fruits. It’s full bodied, medium sweet with a long intense finish. It’s very layered. Wine of the vintage.
Barrel Sample: 95-96 Points
RP96 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Rieussec was missing a little intellect when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle it has become a contender for the finest Sauternes of the vintage. It is blessed with a pure and lifted bouquet with ripe peach, nectarine and honey, hints of shaved ginger poke their head above the surface with aeration. It is very subtle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, perfectly judged acidity and convincing harmony. This is a sophisticated Sauternes with superb mineralite and outstanding persistency. I will confess that I pinned this as "Yquem" and was both shocked and pleased when its identity was revealed. Go buy. Drink 2016-2035.
WS94Wine Spectator
A muscular version, with dacquoise and marzipan notes leading the way for creamed orange, white peach, ginger, mirabelle compote and tangerine accents that pump through the piecrust-filled finish. Has the vintage's raw oomph, as well as range and cut for balance. Best from 2018 through 2035.

Region
  • France
  • France - Bordeaux
Style
  • Dessert Wine

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