Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.365 ratings
9.423 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Birth year Sauternes. Drinking just like you’d expect a 31yr old Sauternes to be drinking, and maybe even slightly younger. Basically perfect provenance, the color has really darkened over the last 2-3yrs. Amber in the glass and molasses like up front. This checks all the boxes for Classic Sauternes. Honeyed sweet fruits with ripened pineapple, golden peach and nectarine with a touch of savory/nutty notes on the finish. Very lengthy finish with tons of complexity and life left. Wish I had another 1-2 bottles!

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Birth year Sauternes. Drinking just like you’d expect a 31yr old Sauternes to be drinking, and maybe even slightly younger. Basically perfect provenance, the color has really darkened over the last 2-3yrs. Amber in the glass and molasses like up front. This checks all the boxes for Classic Sauternes. Honeyed sweet fruits with ripened pineapple, golden peach and nectarine with a touch of savory/nutty notes on the finish. Very lengthy finish with tons of complexity and life left. Wish I had another 1-2 bottles!

Apr 17th, 2019
Conrad Green

Deep and intense. Brooding and stunning, intense with honey, sweet oak, but enough acidity to keep everything dancing along. Yum

Deep and intense. Brooding and stunning, intense with honey, sweet oak, but enough acidity to keep everything dancing along. Yum

Dec 3rd, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

Could not be a fresher more perfect example of this wine. Still young and vibrant. Perfect with fois gras. Wow!

Could not be a fresher more perfect example of this wine. Still young and vibrant. Perfect with fois gras. Wow!

Feb 21st, 2018
Christine Havens

Honeycomb, dried apricot, fresh ginger, pineapple upside down cake, orange marmalade. Cloves on the back palate, nice viscosity, medium weight and acidity, quite a treat. Drinking beautifully now.

Honeycomb, dried apricot, fresh ginger, pineapple upside down cake, orange marmalade. Cloves on the back palate, nice viscosity, medium weight and acidity, quite a treat. Drinking beautifully now.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2014
Shay A
9.3

Some birth year Sauternes! Peach, sweet rolls, and honey on the nose. Tasted just like it smelled. 👌

Some birth year Sauternes! Peach, sweet rolls, and honey on the nose. Tasted just like it smelled. 👌

Dec 10th, 2016
Daniel Bailey

Sommelier Mastros Steakhouse

9.3

Golden amber color, carmel and vanilla nose, creamy palate with baked pear, baked apple, fresh starfruit. Very warm and comforting.

Golden amber color, carmel and vanilla nose, creamy palate with baked pear, baked apple, fresh starfruit. Very warm and comforting.

Oct 12th, 2015
Antoine Amiot-Servelle

Production Domaine Amiot-Servelle

9.5

Rieussec, you got me falling in love of you 😍

Rieussec, you got me falling in love of you 😍

Apr 28th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.3

Super vintage entering a stage of great complexity.

Super vintage entering a stage of great complexity.

Apr 24th, 2015
Jeff Harding

So fresh and so clean clean

So fresh and so clean clean

Mar 27th, 2015
Nikki Nelson

1988. Delish but not epic

1988. Delish but not epic

Feb 13th, 2015