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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Due to fairly high rainfall, the first part of the vineyard cycle, up to mid-June, was complex to manage; the rain disrupted the flowering period and resulted in small amount of flower abortion and uneven grape size. July, August and September were then very dry (with an average of 20 mm of rain) with excellent daytime temperatures and cool nights, which is ideal for a slow but complete ripening of the grapes. However, the dry weather resulted in smaller grapes, and the volume of the harvest was reduced.

External Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

This is a fabulous Sauternes with dried peaches, pineapples and mango. Apricots and hints of spices. Even jam. Full-bodied, medium sweet with intense and powerful palate. This wine has 147 grams of residual sugar. So balanced and long. We will see wh... James Suckling. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec 1500ml


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Beautiful golden straw colour. Plenty of freshness with aromas of grapefruit and dominated by lychee. A lively attack on the palate bringing out the same sensations. The long finish is accompanied by tropical fruit notes and reflection of sauvignon.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2012

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec R de Rieussec 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

This wine shows sheer opulence; its beautifully rich and ripe, powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. Its fresh, showing this vintages character. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This wine shows sheer opulence; it s beautifully rich and ripe powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. It s fresh showing this vintage s character. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.



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Tasting Notes:

Bottling began at the end of March 2013. Strong colour. Very floral, vivid nose, light, well-integrated woodiness. The palate is fresh, elegant and complex with a lively, slightly spicy finish, and some notes of exotic fruit. Excellent length.

Due to fairly high rainfall, the first part of the vineyard cycle, up to mid-June, was complex to manage; the rain disrupted the flowering period and resulted in small amount of flower abortion and uneven grape size. July, August and September were then very dry (with an average of 20 mm of rain) with excellent daytime temperatures and cool nights, which is ideal for a slow but complete ripening of the grapes. However, the dry weather resulted in smaller grapes, and the volume of the harvest was reduced.

6,000 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 55% New Oak Barrels


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