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Château Rieussec has been a leading wine in Sauternes for several generations. Ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in 1855, it is made with a subtle blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. Production varies a great deal depending on the vintage, but on average is about 6,000 cases (however, none was made in 1977, 1993 and 2012).

From 90 to 95% Sémillon, 5 to 10% Muscadelle and Sauvignon. Ageing in oak barrels from 18 to 26 months depending on the year, 50 to 55% in new barrels.

 

 

 

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Medium colour. Lemon curd, mandarin bitter lemon aromas with flinty marzipan notes. Fresh and lively with lemon curd, marzipan toasted almond flavours, lovely lacey textures, underlying toasty oak notes and long flinty acidity. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus.96 points

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Rieussec 2016  ( Château Rieussec )

Medium colour. Lemon curd, mandarin bitter lemon aromas with flinty marzipan notes. Fresh and lively with lemon curd, marzipan toasted almond flavours, lovely lacey textures, underlying toasty oak notes and long flinty acidity. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus.96 points

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