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Chateau Rieussec

The 83 hectares of vineyard which form the Chateau Rieussec estate are situated on the "communes" of Sauternes and Fargues, high up above the Garonne, in the small area where the cold of Autumn dawns makes the famous mist of the Céron river rise, bringing on the "noble rot" (botrytis cinerea). Classified "Premier Grand Cru" in 1855, Rieussec has held its reputation and the quality of its wine, throughout the difficult years which Sauternes properties have been through. Ancient property of Carmes de Langon until 1789, Château Rieussec went through a change of ownership several times and was purchased in 1985 by Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), which allowed Château Rieussec to move forward the research for high quality. In 1985, wishing to consolidate Rieussec's position, Albert Vuillier entered into partnership with Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to go even further in the elusive search for the perfect Sauternes.
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2000

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2000

ws 89-91
A tiny yield, but a quality vintage. Indeed, the fine early harvest, with developed botrytis on ripe grapes, was unfortunately followed by rain and so could not produce noble wines. In the end, only the initial harvests were kept, which made this vintage the lowest volume since 1993 (there was ... more


SKU 13784

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2003

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2003

ws 95
A powerful, rich and concentrated vintage. The nose is intensely fruity with lots of spice and the palate combines elegance and richness. A good sugar/spice balance suggests that it is suitable for long-ageing. Before bottling, it retains its exceptional power with notes of vanilla and an amazingly long finish.  more


in mixed case $119.84

SKU 13724

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