91 points Wine Spectator
"Plump and open, offering green plum, nectarine and coconut notes, with a round, easy feel through the plantain-tinged finish. Tasted non-blind."
91 points Falstaff
Strong yellow-green, water edge. Dried apricots, fine yellow stone fruit lengths, pleasant dried fruit lengths, delicate honey. Juicy, elegant, ripe pineapple and well-integrated honey sweetness, medium length, made clean.
Vinous Reverie Notes
Rieussec has been owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild since 1985 and is located at one of the highest points of Sauternes in the village of Fargues where its vineyards border those of Château d`Yquem. Rieussec's 75 hectares of vineyards are planted with 89% Sémillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle. Yields are low and the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks and oak casks before being matured in oak barriques (70% new) for 18-24 months. Rieussec produces a classic full-bodied Sauternes that is deep golden-yellow in colour and packed with lusciously sweet, honeyed fruits.