Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2015

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James Suckling
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Decanter
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Vinous
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The Wine Advocate
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Wine Enthusiast
SKU
CHRS201510 UCAU
$175.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$175.00 Per item
Rieussec is a Premier Cru Class producer from the world best Dessert wine region.
Rieussec is a Premier Cru Class producer from the world best Dessert wine region.

Scores & Reviews

98 / 100

James Suckling

The is a phenomenal wine with dried pineapple and pear aromas and flavors. Full, very sweet. Incredible depth and power. Super complex.

97 / 100

Decanter

Taking things to another dimension, this has power, spice, and a saffron-edged sexiness. Quince, roasted white peaches and bitter oranges are coupled with a biting seam of white pepper. There's such density here, and a soft, silky texture with a kick.

97 / 100

Vinous

The 2015 Rieussec is gorgeous. Scents of apricot jam, honey, mint and wild flowers lift from the glass. Delicate and gracious, with terrific freshness, the wine is all polish. Reflecting both the style of the year and the desire to make a slightly lighter Sauternes, the 2015 is rendered in a style the emphasizes finesse over power. The blend is 86% Sémillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc.

96 / 100

The Wine Advocate

A blend of 86% Sémillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2015 Rieussec reveals a bright, pale straw-gold color and is a little closed at this youthful stage, yet it offers wonderful purity and depth, featuring notes of lemon marmalade, orange blossoms, beeswax and acacia honey with hints of preserved kumquats and peach compote. Very elegant and fine in the medium to full-bodied mouth, it features a racy backbone cutting through the earthy and citrus layers, finishing long and spicy. 96+

96 / 100

Wine Enthusiast

Spice, honey and botrytis are the dominant characters of this full wine. The acidity comes later, with hints of citrus and lemon curd. It is still young and developing, but has excellent potential. Drink from 2022.