2015 Chateau Rieussec 750 ML

Château Rieussec 2015

1st cru classé

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

Grape varieties

86% Sémillon,  14% Sauvignon. 

ageing in oak barrels

18 to 26 months depending on the year, 50 to 55% in new barrels.

Average annual 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).

Tasting Notes

Golden yellow color with superb brightness, beginning to tend towards amber.
Rich and full-bodied, the nose has already opened up and is very expressive, with aromas of yellow fruit, peaches, cooked pears and candied apricot. The wood is well-integrated. Pleasant notes of vanilla have a harmonizing effect.
After a subtle, delicate attack the wine reveals itself more intensely on the mid-palate. It is fresh and develops excellent aromatic intensity, gradually gaining in power. The finish is very long, revealing remarkable depth and purity, with notes of apricots and prunes.

Category: Bordeaux, Sauternes, White

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