Château Rieussec

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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

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  • Sémillon

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  • There are hundreds of sweet wines but if we had a survey to name just one, bet your bottom dollar that Sauternes would be top of the list. This famous French sweetie is served at posh dinner parties and top restaurants around the world, usually in those silly little ‘thimble’ glasses but hey, let’s talk about the wine itself for a minute. The Sa... Read More

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  • I’m so glad I found this tasting happening at my work's social clubhouse because my intended attendance at the trade tasting didn’t eventuate. I’m gutted that I missed out on the chance to taste the 2001 Cuvee Madame. I’ll have to dig deep into the pockets for a glass now, thank goodness for tax returns time! I had previously provided an introdu... Read More

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  • I am looking for a sweet sherry for a dessert type wine, such as a pedro ximenez or something a little sweeter than Harveys bristol cream.  Any suggestions? Read More

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  • In past posts here on the Forum I have confessed that I regularly drink inexpensive wines.  In fact, I have been doing less of that, lately, but last night I picked one out of the rack that, pretty much, blew me away;  Epicuro 2009 Salice Salentino -- US$4.99 at Trader Joe's.This wine is a blend of Negroamaro (80%) and Malvasia Nera (20%) grapes... Read More

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  • Rieussec Sauternes Sauternes Blend 1999


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    Wine review by Brian Hammond

  • Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1983


    Caramel, white chocolate, tangerine,coconut, nutmeg, lacquer, and hazelnut on the nose. Moderately viscous on the palate with more caramel, vanilla bean, tangerine and white chocolate. Everything is carried wonderfully with great acidity as the palate plays on. Finishes with great length and lingering complexity. Ageless. Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc

  • Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2003


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    Wine review by RasmusK

  •  Hello all!I am proud to be a wine lover, but an amateur at best. To improve my knowledge I have been studying (God bless my university's library!) as much as I can about regions, varietals, etc. through books and whatnot. Recently, I came across a sub-region in the Bordeaux appellation called Sauternes. The way my book (Zraly's wine course...) ... Read More

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  • Though only a small portion of the final blend, the Cabernet Franc rises from the glass in a dance with the silky elements of the St.-Emilion Merlot that gracefully weave their way into the mix.  If there is a nose that can pair with a season; the bright-yet-earthy aromas from La Closerie de Fourtet would be the perfect fit with fall.Given time ... Read More

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  • Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2005


    Actually, 3.9 stars. Color, this sauternes has a nice, deep, golden color, very appealing. On the nose, very complex, dried apricot, caramel, honey, classic nose! Midpalate, oil think, full bodied, dried apricot and honey are interacting harmoniously, it completely covers my tongue. Finish, very smooth, textured, nice complexity, lingering in th... Read More

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