Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.3108 ratings
9.216 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
LM Segal

An astounding sticky, nose of candied melon. Liquid pear and peach extract delivered on clouds framed by whispers of lemon and lime zest. Among the best Sauternes I’ve had, and the stuffing to improve for at least 10 years. Thanks, John @tavernsquare, brilliant as ever!

An astounding sticky, nose of candied melon. Liquid pear and peach extract delivered on clouds framed by whispers of lemon and lime zest. Among the best Sauternes I’ve had, and the stuffing to improve for at least 10 years. Thanks, John @tavernsquare, brilliant as ever!

Sep 12th, 2018
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.1

Great complexity and intensity. The lack of acidity makes this #sauternes a touch cloying. Plenty of life left. #chateaurieussec #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine

Great complexity and intensity. The lack of acidity makes this #sauternes a touch cloying. Plenty of life left. #chateaurieussec #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine

Jun 6th, 2016
Eric Egan

Trying to come up with more flattering analogies but all I can think of is pineapple juice and piña coladas... Really don't like the modern Rieussecs. Seriously middle-of-the-road; like recycled episodes of the Simpsons on Dave.

Trying to come up with more flattering analogies but all I can think of is pineapple juice and piña coladas... Really don't like the modern Rieussecs. Seriously middle-of-the-road; like recycled episodes of the Simpsons on Dave.

Feb 20th, 2016
Eric Egan

This is way too overdone for my taste. A hugely (almost sickly) sweet (unbalanced) wine full of waxy notes of honey and vanilla, with over-the-top jammy stewed fruit. Not what I look for in Sauternes. It's not terrible but it's basically just a bull in a china shop. A brute of a wine. No real finesse to speak of. Frankly poor winemaking - there's no excuse for this. Who are they trying to impress? I agree with Jancis (14/20) - Parker (96) was paid off or had a cold (a great example of why not to follow his peculiar ratings). The rest is going in my chicken casserole tomorrow.

This is way too overdone for my taste. A hugely (almost sickly) sweet (unbalanced) wine full of waxy notes of honey and vanilla, with over-the-top jammy stewed fruit. Not what I look for in Sauternes. It's not terrible but it's basically just a bull in a china shop. A brute of a wine. No real finesse to speak of. Frankly poor winemaking - there's no excuse for this. Who are they trying to impress? I agree with Jancis (14/20) - Parker (96) was paid off or had a cold (a great example of why not to follow his peculiar ratings). The rest is going in my chicken casserole tomorrow.

Jan 20th, 2016
Daniel Mahdavian

Consulting Somm-Daniel Mahdavian Ventures

9.2

The gold standard

The gold standard

Jan 10th, 2016
Trevor Maskell

3 litre bottle!!! Great vintage. Amazing wine. Just goes on for ever. One of the best here

3 litre bottle!!! Great vintage. Amazing wine. Just goes on for ever. One of the best here

Mar 26th, 2015
David J. H. Ruiz

6/27/2020: JD

6/27/2020: JD

Jun 28th, 2020
Cameron Etezadi

An amazing vintage with honey and elderflower notes. Toffee bake da and a sweet apricot finish.

An amazing vintage with honey and elderflower notes. Toffee bake da and a sweet apricot finish.

Dec 15th, 2019
Andreas Isler

With John Papolardo & Stephen @Johns house - small Dinner

With John Papolardo & Stephen @Johns house - small Dinner

Apr 21st, 2019
Hinnerk breuer

Favourite sweet wine

Favourite sweet wine

Nov 4th, 2017