Rieussec produces a classic full-bodied Sauternes that is deep golden-yellow in colour and packed with lusciously sweet, honeyed fruits. Classsfied as a 1er Cru Classé, its best vintages rival those from d`Yquem. Rieussec has been owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild since 1985.
Rieussec Sauternes Grande Cru Classe 2016
“Pale lemon colored, the 2016 Rieussec comes sashaying out of the glass with a beautiful floral and citrus perfume of orange blossom, pink grapefruit, yuzu, lime leaves, lemongrass and fallen leaves with hints of nutmeg and candied ginger. Having shed a lot of the puppy fat from when I last tasted this from barrel, the palate reveals loads of elegant, tightly wound layers and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant.” 2021 – 2050
96 + Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, March 2019
83% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle