Rieussec "R" Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2018

Other White Blends from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
DE 93
CT 92
JS 91-92
WA 90-92
12.5% ABV
Item # 339712

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750ml
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93 points Jane Anson (Decanter): "This is extremely good quality. It's a delicious wine full of flavour, bright and crystalline with a beautifully crisp colour and more Sauvignon Blanc than usual. The harvest was spread out over three weeks because earlier hail had meant uneven ripening. It took place between 29 August and 21 September. 2022-2038. (Apr 2019)"

92 points CellarTracker.com community score.

91-92 points James Suckling: "A tangy and dry white wine with sliced apples, lemons and light honey character. Medium body. Melon flavor. Lemon undertones. (4/11/19)"

90-92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 R de Rieussec is composed of 58% Sémillon and 42% Sauvignon Blanc. It opens with notes of honey-drizzled apples, spiced pears and melon with touches of yuzu zest and white pepper. The palate is charged with vibrant citrus fruits and a wicked backbone of freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. (Apr 2019)"

Here is a real rarity in the wine market -- a dry Sauternes. Most of this wine stays in Europe, so not many people here are even aware that it exists. Consequently, it can still be had at an incredible bargain. Made from equal proportions of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, the "R" de Rieussec is made only in vintages when weather permits. Harvesters must carefully select out only those berries not infected by botrytis. The resulting wine is at once rich and crisp, with notes of peach and honeysuckle. While enjoyable now, it will continue to improve with age.
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93 points Jane Anson (Decanter): "This is extremely good quality. It's a delicious wine full of flavour, bright and crystalline with a beautifully crisp colour and more Sauvignon Blanc than usual. The harvest was spread out over three weeks because earlier hail had meant uneven ripening. It took place between 29 August and 21 September. 2022-2038. (Apr 2019)"

92 points CellarTracker.com community score.

91-92 points James Suckling: "A tangy and dry white wine with sliced apples, lemons and light honey character. Medium body. Melon flavor. Lemon undertones. (4/11/19)"

90-92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 R de Rieussec is composed of 58% Sémillon and 42% Sauvignon Blanc. It opens with notes of honey-drizzled apples, spiced pears and melon with touches of yuzu zest and white pepper. The palate is charged with vibrant citrus fruits and a wicked backbone of freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. (Apr 2019)"

Here is a real rarity in the wine market -- a dry Sauternes. Most of this wine stays in Europe, so not many people here are even aware that it exists. Consequently, it can still be had at an incredible bargain. Made from equal proportions of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, the "R" de Rieussec is made only in vintages when weather permits. Harvesters must carefully select out only those berries not infected by botrytis. The resulting wine is at once rich and crisp, with notes of peach and honeysuckle. While enjoyable now, it will continue to improve with age.
Product SKU 339712
Producer Rieussec
Country France
Region Bordeaux
SubRegion Left Bank
Appellation Sauternes/Barsac
Varietal Other White Blends
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 58% Sémillon and 42% Sauvignon Blanc
ABV 12.5%
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