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  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

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The Story

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 brasys colour. Intense classic marzipan lemon curd, lime aromas with herb garden notes. Rich, powerful and expressive with lemon curd, marzipan flavours, amazing mid palate volume and fine bitter tannins. Flavours expand at the finish. Suoerb length of flavour with strong fresh acid line. 96 points
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Origin

Bordeaux, Sauternes

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

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