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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1976

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The huge nose of toasted almonds, caramel, chocolate, and brown sugar does<br/>exhibit a trace of volatile acidity, so technocrats are likely to be turned<br/>off. Incredibly rich and full bodied, with a honeyed, luscious texture and<br/>extremely intense flavors, this exotic, hugely proportioned wine (15% alcohol)<br/>can only be served as a dessert. The yield at Rieussec in 1976 was 2.5<br/>hectoliters per hectare, which is approximately one third of a glass of wine<br/>per vine. This is a bold, rather overblown style of Sauternes, but I love<br/>it. <br/>(Robert Parker Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition - Jan 1998)

Château Rieussec:
Chateau Rieussec was originally the property of the monks of Carmes [ie Carmelite ] de Langon but during the French revolution all church property was confiscated and auctioned off.There were a series of owners until 1984 when the Rothschilds bought it. It was a first growth in the 1855 classification The estate consists of 110 hectares with 68 under vine making it one of the largest in the S... Read more
Chateau Rieussec was originally the property of the monks of Carmes [ie Carmelite ] de Langon but during the French revolution all church property was confiscated and auctioned off.There were a series of owners until 1984 when the Rothschilds bought it. It was a first growth in the 1855 classification The estate consists of 110 hectares with 68 under vine making it one of the largest in the Sauternes appellation. Three wines are produced; a grand wine;a second wine now  called Carmes de Rieussec [ but originally called Chateau Mayne des Carmes ]; and R.Rieussec which is a dry white wine under the simple Bordeaux appellation Read less

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The huge nose of toasted almonds, caramel, chocolate, and brown sugar does<br/>exhibit a trace of volatile acidity, so technocrats are likely to be turned<br/>off. Incredibly rich and full bodied, with a honeyed, luscious texture and<br/>extremely intense flavors, this exotic, hugely proportioned wine (15% alcohol)<br/>can only be served as a dessert. The yield at Rieussec in 1976 was 2.5<br/>hectoliters per hectare, which is approximately one third of a glass of wine<br/>per vine. This is a bold, rather overblown style of Sauternes, but I love<br/>it. <br/>(Robert Parker Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition - Jan 1998)

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