2019 Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes

2019 Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes

With its pioneering packaging, the 2019 Rieussec is a sensation. Initially subtle, scented and floral, before layers and layers of lemon, mandarin, honey and savoury spices reveal themselves. Beautiful rich texture and a refreshing finish. Each bottle has a resealable cork closure.

Critic score
97/100 info
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Bottle
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£104.68
Case, 4 Bottles - 75cl
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£418.72

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    89% Semillon
    9% Sauvignon Blanc
    2% Muscadelle
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2038info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%

Tasting notes

The 2019 Rieussec is absolutely gorgeous. Gracious and supremely elegant in feel, the 2019 is immediately impressive. An exotic melange of lemon confit, marzipan, white flowers, passionfruit and tangerine oil opens effortlessly. The 2019 is compelling from start to finish. Harvest took place from October 8 to 15, in three passes. The 2019 is the first vintage that will be offered in a stylish new bottle. It is no secret Sauternes has struggled of late. I must say I really liked the new and very modern presentation, which shows a more playful side of Sauternes that might just work in creating a bit more excitement around these wines.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (February 2022)
97/100

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