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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1997

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Masses of class with striking botrytic aromas, lovely noble apricot-like flavours and a rich intense fruit.

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
03/19/2013

Captivating, tangy aromas of vineyard peach, pear, white flowers and curry powder. Supple and very concentrated; thick but lively thanks to perfectly integrated acidity. Fruit notes nicely complemented by spice tones. Conveys a tactile impression of ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Rieussec 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

This wine contains an extremely high percentage of Semillon (usually about 90%), which was to its benefit in 1997. The wine is light medium gold-colored, with a blockbuster nose of Grand Marnier liqueur intertwined with flower blossoms, smoky new oa... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Rieussec 750ml



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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Masses of class with striking botrytic aromas, lovely noble apricot-like flavours and a rich intense fruit.

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