What the Critics say
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.
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.
|Grape Variety||Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Muscadelle|