Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.31330 ratings
9.3332 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 83% Semillon, 12% Sauv Blanc & 5% Muscadelle, golden medium lemon color with a complex botrytis bouquet of ripe sweet stone fruits, lemongrass and sweet floral perfume spice. On the palate peach, apricot and honey flavors adding in some nutty sweet oak encompassed by complex botrytis, "noble rot" fruit. Long finish ending with sweet creamy character. Very Nice!

Blend of 83% Semillon, 12% Sauv Blanc & 5% Muscadelle, golden medium lemon color with a complex botrytis bouquet of ripe sweet stone fruits, lemongrass and sweet floral perfume spice. On the palate peach, apricot and honey flavors adding in some nutty sweet oak encompassed by complex botrytis, "noble rot" fruit. Long finish ending with sweet creamy character. Very Nice!

Feb 27th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.6

NO acidity.

NO acidity.

Jan 10th, 2021
Sue Shay

Enjoyed this over the course of several days starting Christmas evening. Just beautiful...the ripest Red Haven Peach followed by creme brûlée. Long seductive finish. Left me wanting more.

Enjoyed this over the course of several days starting Christmas evening. Just beautiful...the ripest Red Haven Peach followed by creme brûlée. Long seductive finish. Left me wanting more.

Dec 30th, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

Voluptuous Sauternes, misses a bit of acid. Overpowering and missing some delicacy. Still great Sauternes, pale for 13 years of aging.

Voluptuous Sauternes, misses a bit of acid. Overpowering and missing some delicacy. Still great Sauternes, pale for 13 years of aging.

Dec 26th, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Like standing in an apricot orchard during harvest. Pure ripe apricot, pear blossom, cotton candy, bitter almond, peach liquer. Satiny texture floats over the tongue and mouth. So bright. Serious acid makes this weightless and beautiful.

Like standing in an apricot orchard during harvest. Pure ripe apricot, pear blossom, cotton candy, bitter almond, peach liquer. Satiny texture floats over the tongue and mouth. So bright. Serious acid makes this weightless and beautiful.

Dec 25th, 2020
Mike Saviage

From a 375. Night cap to a fun evening. Nice fruit but represents the hot vintage with only light acidity.

From a 375. Night cap to a fun evening. Nice fruit but represents the hot vintage with only light acidity.

Jul 13th, 2020
roland benedetti

This is getting really yummy with age!!! So much more interesting than when young.

This is getting really yummy with age!!! So much more interesting than when young.

Jan 19th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

NYE pairing

NYE pairing

Jan 2nd, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

A few days later...and the remains of the Sauternes was still liquid gold. Love how this wine holds on and keeps on delivering.

A few days later...and the remains of the Sauternes was still liquid gold. Love how this wine holds on and keeps on delivering.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

A double 100. Delivered on the scores and the notoriety. Served with pumpkin soufflé and was magical combination. Almost syrup like in viscosity. Honey. Tangerine. Chestnuts.

A double 100. Delivered on the scores and the notoriety. Served with pumpkin soufflé and was magical combination. Almost syrup like in viscosity. Honey. Tangerine. Chestnuts.

Nov 2nd, 2019