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Rieussec Sauternes Sauternes Blend 1999

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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 Rieussec Sauternes Sauternes Blend

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

Pale yellow-gold. Hugely ripe aromas of orange oil, apricot, roasted nuts and vanillin oak; conveys strong botrytis character. Unctuous, superrich and concentrated, with lively orange peel and fresh apricot flavors and uncommon verve for a wine of th... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1999 Rieussec 750ml


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

Pale yellow-gold. Hugely ripe aromas of orange oil apricot roasted nuts and vanillin oak; conveys strong botrytis character. Unctuous superrich and concentrated with lively orange peel and fresh apricot flavors and uncommon verve for a wine of this sheer scale. The most concentrated and powerful of these 99s today. Finishes with great richness and palate-staining persistence. 92-95 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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