61 Ratings
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

Château Rieussec’s second wine is selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Its character consistently reveals a beautiful aromatic range dominated by citrus flavours. Carmes de Rieussec’s name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate in the 18th century.

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    Reasonably sweet. Distinct apricot character immediatey off the smell and taste. Sweetness and fruity flavour lasts a while. Thinner and lighter than I thought it would be.

    almost 2 years
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    Very good nose and smooth entry. Plenty of fruits and flavors. 01/15 more complexity. maturing nicely. not as impressive as Climens 2007 at this stage.

    about 3 years
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    750 ml bottle

    over 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/2008
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/20/2008