2018 Château Rieussec in half-bottles


12 in stock

Appellation: Sauternes

Ratings: JA-94  LPB-93  NM-93

Size: 375 ml

12 in stock


94   Jane Anson
“This takes a minute to lift out of the glass, with a focus on texture more than aromatics, but it’s highly attractive with a luscious, gorgeous texture and flavours that are concentrated but elegant and fine, showing touches of mandarin, saffron and spice alongside a creamy citrus mid-palate. The harvest took place between 10 and 31 October, later than last year – the day they finished in 2017 was the day they started in 2018. A yield of 17hl/ha.” (4/2019)

93   Lisa Perrotti-Brown
“Composed of 75% Sémillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc, the pale lemon-gold colored 2018 Rieussec slowly unfurls to offer fragrant orange blossoms, honeycomb and candied ginger scents with a core of lemon marmalade, baked pears and spice cake, plus a hint of preserved citrus peel. The palate is light on its feet with zippy freshness lifting the well-knit sweetness, finishing long with a skip in its step. If not a truly profound vintage for this label, it is a beautifully elegant and bright expression.” (3/2021)

93   Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2018 Rieussec does come across a little oaky on the nose, although that is always the case here. Underneath lies plenty of honeyed fruit and touches of lemon curd, almond and apricot. The palate is well balanced, offering very pure honeyed fruit laced with vanilla, almond and hints of nougat, and more apricot and peach toward the finish. This will be a very seductive Rieussec, but afford it 4–5 years to fully assimilate the oak.” (1/2021)

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 8 in


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