Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.4160 ratings
9.452 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Shay A
9.5

Another killer Wednesday Wine Committee lineup. As always, 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Hard to not guess this as Sauternes! Everything about this was in perfect harmony. In fact, it probably merits a higher score than I gave it. Oozes fresh honey over ripe guava, white peach and orange blossoms. Big and powerful. Honey roasted cashews, honeycomb and graham cracker on the finish. Delightful.

Another killer Wednesday Wine Committee lineup. As always, 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Hard to not guess this as Sauternes! Everything about this was in perfect harmony. In fact, it probably merits a higher score than I gave it. Oozes fresh honey over ripe guava, white peach and orange blossoms. Big and powerful. Honey roasted cashews, honeycomb and graham cracker on the finish. Delightful.

May 1st, 2019
Brent Clayton

Boom. Liquid gold. Just so pretty. Unctuous, golden apricots, spicy botrytis.

Boom. Liquid gold. Just so pretty. Unctuous, golden apricots, spicy botrytis.

Jun 18th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Liquid gold. Honey, dried apricot and saffron goodness. So delicious. 2001 Sauternes are killers!

Liquid gold. Honey, dried apricot and saffron goodness. So delicious. 2001 Sauternes are killers!

Feb 8th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

OMG. Liquid gold. Served with a baked apple/cinnamon Crisp dessert.

OMG. Liquid gold. Served with a baked apple/cinnamon Crisp dessert.

Jan 1st, 2018
Chris Shackelford

Drinking quite nice at the moment. Still a lot of richness waiting to evolve.

Drinking quite nice at the moment. Still a lot of richness waiting to evolve.

Aug 15th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2001 / Botrytis Par Ecellence. Clove. Apricot. Caramel. Honey. Heavenly, with that characteristic stinking tone of the pourriture noble. Syrupy structure. A treat! With lots and lots of life ahead.

Vintage 2001 / Botrytis Par Ecellence. Clove. Apricot. Caramel. Honey. Heavenly, with that characteristic stinking tone of the pourriture noble. Syrupy structure. A treat! With lots and lots of life ahead.

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