Sauternes, Chateau Rieussec, AC, 1er Cru Classé, 2014, Bordeaux blanc edelsüß

A noble sweet wine with an airy flowery bouquet.
Year 2014 - 0,75 liter - 14% ABV
€ 92,67 / 1 liter, prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs
Contains sulphites
in stock
Article: 2014 Château Rieussec 1er Cru Classé, Sauternes
Country: France
Growing area: Bordeaux
Category: Bordeaux blanc, noble sweet
Classification: 1er Cru Classé, AC
Producer: Château Rieussec; Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
Grape variety: 93% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle
Description: Beautiful sparkling yellow colour, already deepening, but still with a few green glints of youth. The nose is delicate, with scents of wild flowers. There are also notes of candied citrus fruit and melon. The wood is well-integrated. On the palate, the attack is subtle and the wine then develops substantial volume. It reveals a nice acidity, with a good balance between freshness and richness. Citrus fruit is again present, with notes of orange. The long, fresh finish develops classic notes of candied apricots.
Alcohol: 14%
Residual sugar: 135 g/l
Acid: 4.22 g/l
Drinking temperature: 8 - 10 °C It is recommended to decant the wine shortly before consumption.
Drink recommendation: Excellent e.g. to sorbets from exotic fruits or to grilled crayfish. Of course also as apéritif wine.
Awards: 95-97 points - Wine Advocate
92-95 points - Wine Spectator
96 points - Wine Enthusiast

Original Tasting Notes.

Vinification: Fermentation in barrels from the Tonnellerie des Domaines
Ageing: 24 months in new barriques
Bottling: From 110. - 12. January 2017 

Allergens: Sulphites
Further details
Country of origin: France
Company: SA Château Rieussec
Address: 33210 Fargues de Langon, France