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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1985

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It is made with a subtle blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. Ageing in oak barrels 18 to 26 months depending on the year, 50 to 55% in new barrels.

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

External Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/06/2010

Pretty yellow straw color, elegant style with honey and buttery flavors that are of medium depth. Has some richness and length, finishing with a buttery, brown sugar flavor and honey. Decent length. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Rieussec 375ml



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It is made with a subtle blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. Ageing in oak barrels 18 to 26 months depending on the year, 50 to 55% in new barrels.

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