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Chateau Rieussec Blanc, Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2008

Sauternes, France


Only 1 left in stock

    NMTW 93 JCLA 91 WE 93 FM 93
    WS 92 CT 92 GM 18.5/20 VWM 18/20
    JR 16.5/20 LR 16/20

Grape Variety
89% Sémillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle.

Wine Style
Dessert – Lush and Balanced


First Growth. Premier Cru Classe in 1855

Ownership: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)



  • 93 Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Rieussec 2008 should become an excellent Sauternes for the vintage. It has a floral bouquet with peach, tinned apricot and a touch of marmalade, all with fine delineation, and touches of lemon curd developing with aeration. The palate is mellifluous on the entry, with great depth and a luscious, vanillary note with hints of orange peel, marmalade and quince towards the long finish. Excellent. Tasted January 2012.

  • 91 Jeannie Cho Lee, Asian Palate

    This wine is full bodied, rich with nice freshness and weight. Nose is youthful, vibrant and still oaky/woody. The palate is generous with a richness in the mid palate along with honey and marmalade notes. Good potential to age with moderate finish. Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Tasted: 01-Apr-2009

  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 93 Falstaff Magazine
  • 92 Wine Spectator
  • 92 Cellar Tracker
  • 18.5/20 Gault & Millau
  • 18/20 Vinum Wine Magazine
  • 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
  • 16/20 La Revue du Vin de France
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