2011 Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec (Sauternes)

RP91-93WS96

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Château Rieussec elaborates this 2011 Château Rieussec ($80.50), a sweet wine from Sauternes with the best sémillon, muscadelle and sauvignon blanc grapes from the 2011 vintage and has an alcohol content of 13%. Drinks&Co users evaluate this sweet wine with 4 out of 5 points while renowned wine experts rate it as follows: robert parker: 91-93 and wine spectator: 96.

Technical sheet · Château Rieussec

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château Rieussec
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP91-93WS96
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle, Sémillon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%

Description · Château Rieussec

2011 Château Rieussec (Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Sémillon)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: 2011 Château Rieussec is of a pale yellow color
  • Nose: Nose marked floral accents which include notes of acacia flowers, fresh pear and candied apricots.
  • Mouth: Round at first, then inhibits the palate to acquire a mineral character and give way to a long, expressive finish dominated by fruity notes.

GRAPES: 84% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon and 4% Muscadelle

CELLAR: Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec

IN THE 18TH CENTURY, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmes de Langon monks. The confiscation of the estate during the revolution led to its public sale around 1790 as an "object of national heritage" to Mr. Marheilhac, the period's owner of Château La Louvière at Léognan. FOR THE 1855...

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Maison Luxence

Posted on at 17.10

4/5

Château Rieussec 2011

History of the Castle In the eighteenth century, the Rieussec estate belonged to the monks of the Carmelites of Langon. During the revolution, their lands were confiscated and sold as "national property" to M.Marheilhac. In 1855, during the Great ranking where Château Rieussec was dedicated 1er Cru Classé of Sauternes, the owner was Mr. Mayne since, many people have succeeded at the Chateau. It was only in 1984 that the current owners acquired the Château Rieussec: the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). Terroir Château The vineyard extends to the junction of Fargues and Sauternes, this is one of the largest Sauternes and Barsac properties. Harvesting is done in several successive sorting according grapes ripening condition and the evolution of ennobled. Note that production is low: the traditional reference is to a vine for a bottle of Medoc wine, but for Rieussec, it is closer to the order of a vine for a glass of wine . Note tasting of Château Rieussec to bottling (2011 Vintage) "Beautiful already intense golden color. delicately woody nose and then appear honeysuckle notes and acacia flower. The mouth is quickly ample, generous, where the liquor notes and freshness mingle. The fruit is discreet but the balance is perfect. In the final we find the length and persistence raised by a slight hint of bitterness, needed to wake up the flavors. "For more information: http://www.lafite.com/fr/les-chateaux/chateau-rieussec/

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Joel Adams

Posted on at 20.04

4 /5

Château Rieussec Sauternes 2011

I have purchased Château Rieussec Sauternes 2011 here and I recommend it.
Of a light yellow colour. Lemon and grapefruit aromas. A slightly bitter end.
Andrea Sanders

Posted on at 20.04

4 /5

Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Château Rieussec Sauternes 2011

I like to surprise my family with this wine.
It had a bright yellow colour. The nose perceives aromas of honey and pollen. I liked the taste of blackberries in this Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Château Rieussec Sauternes.
We enjoyed it together with friends.
Passione Vino

Posted on at 04.42

4 /5

Château Rieussec 2011

Grapes: 86% Semillon - Sauvignon 12% - 2% Muscadelle

Alcohol: 14, 0
Place: France
Contents: 0, 75 l
Over the centuries, Château Rieussec has changed owners several times until 1985 when it was bought by Baronss Domaine de Rothschild, which allowed him to go even further in the search for an increasingly high quality. The vineyards occupy one of the highest points in Sauternes, after those of Yquem, with a ghiaiso and calcareous soil. The yields of currently screws are less than 15 quintals per hectare. Sweet white wine, full bodied, fruity and spicy, aged at least 18 months in French oak barrels. From deep golden color presents a floral bouquet with fruity shades of peach, pear, green almond and apricot jam and a hint of spicy ginger cream. At palto it is soft, creamy and with great persistence

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Reviews about other vintages

Reviews about Château Rieussec 2005

Jörg Hinkelmann
Jörg Hinkelmann

5/5

Since this wine is simply too young to entertain you about him, I am very pleased to have him firstonce.

Reviews about Château Rieussec 2015

Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson

4/5

Quite expensive, but it worth it.
I especially liked the colour. Very nice roasted flavours.

Reviews about Château Rieussec 2014

Albert Green
Albert Green

4/5

I bought it because it was recommended to me.
This Muscadelle is very pleasing to the eye. It tasted like wine.