A blend of 83% Semillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2017 Rieussec is pale to medium lemon-gold colored. To begin, the nose blows you away with intense lemon tart, lime cordial, mango and quince notes followed by a second wave of floral, orange blossoms and honeysuckle scents, and then notes of crushed rocks, crème caramel and marzipan join the party. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is still very tightly wound with concentrated sweetness and a racy backbone to match, delivering layer upon layer of citrus and savory flavors, finishing on a persistent mineral note.

97 points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com

Located 40km south of Bordeaux, Sauternes is the most prestigious dessert wine appellation in Bordeaux. It produces magical and precious nectars. These haute-couture wines, are made from botrytised Semillon grapes in a terroir with ideal soils and microclimate.

Semillon 89%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%, Muscadelle 1%.Floral aromas and fruit have melded to create a bouquet of remarkable complexity and balance. The palate showcases flavours of honey, orange marmalade, dried apricots and acacia flowers with a perfect combination of tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) bringing refreshing acidity. Long finish with notes of beeswax, roasted almond and hazelnut. The finish goes on and on.

(RI7517)

Grape Variety Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Muscadelle
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 375ml
Brand Chateau Rieussec
SKU RI7517