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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1986

Winemaker's Notes:

Light golden with just the slightest tint of green, the 1983 Rieussec, from an<br/>excellent year for Sauternes, is certainly one of this property's greatest<br/>wines. Well structured with excellent acidity, and a deep, long, rich,<br/>full-bodied, viscous texture, this wine, despite the richness and power, is<br/>neither heavy nor cloying. It has gorgeous balance and a very long, lingering,<br/>spectacular finish. One of the great successes of the vintage. <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

External Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/06/2010

Quite exotic and intense toasted coconut, honey and vanilla flavors, but the fruit seems buried by new oak character and it tastes a bit hot on the finish. Might improve with age. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Rieussec 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Quite exotic and intense toasted coconut honey and vanilla flavors but the fruit seems buried by new oak character and it tastes a bit hot on the finish. Might improve with age. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This is a stunningly complex and elegant wine but it is less muscular as well as less fat than either the 1983 or 1989. There are plenty of smoky almonds peaches and honeyed apricot fruit in the nose and flavors. In the mouth the wine has a certain elegance and perhaps not quite the punch one normally expects from Rieussec. Nevertheless it is still a compelling Sauternes that should age magnificently. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted 11/90. Add to Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
07/10/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ


External Review
05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
09/18/2007

This is a stunningly complex and elegant wine, but it is less muscular as well as less fat than either the 1983 or 1989. There are plenty of smoky almonds, peaches, and honeyed apricot fruit in the nose and flavors. In the mouth, the wine has a certain elegance, and perhaps not quite the punch one normally expects from Rieussec. Nevertheless, it is still a compelling Sauternes that should age magnificently.



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Light golden with just the slightest tint of green, the 1983 Rieussec, from an<br/>excellent year for Sauternes, is certainly one of this property's greatest<br/>wines. Well structured with excellent acidity, and a deep, long, rich,<br/>full-bodied, viscous texture, this wine, despite the richness and power, is<br/>neither heavy nor cloying. It has gorgeous balance and a very long, lingering,<br/>spectacular finish. One of the great successes of the vintage. <br/>(Robert Parker Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition - Jan 1998)

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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