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Château Rieussec, Premier Cru Classé Sauternes, 1983


Château Rieussec is a Premier Cru Classé Sauternes which is known for its good value and quality from this exalted appellation.

Cardinal's Rating 92
Colour White Wine
Grape Variety Muscadelle, Sauternes Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Country France
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Château Rieussec is a Premier Cru Classé Sauternes which is known for its good value and quality from this exalted appellation. The tasting notes for the 1983 vintage of Château Rieussec make for mouthwatering reading. Although possessing great viscosity it is not cloyingly "over the top" and boasts a very long finish. This dessert wine is ready for current drinking rather than for laying down and has been described in the following terms by Wine Cellar Insider:

"Filled with caramel, crème brulee, tropical fruit, spice, apricot and honey, this Sauternes is fully mature."

Robert Parker declared it " of the great successes of the vintage". The colour is a deep gold with a rich nose, great concentration on the palate and a very long finish. We recommend drinking now because it is simply delicious and will not improve further.

The Sauternes wine estate Château Rieussec is one of the biggest in the appellation of Sauternes. The property has an exceptional terroir with its 92 hectares featuring gravel, sand, clay and limestone soils. Situated next to Chateau d’Yquem to the east its vines extend all the way to the border of Fargues and Sauternes. The vineyard of Chateau Rieussec is planted with 90% Semillon 7% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle grape varieties. The vines are an average of 25 years old although some are much older than this. This estate also produces a very good quality dry white wine called R de Rieussec.
Producer / Vineyard Château Rieussec
Colour White Wine
Vintage 1983
Country France
Area Bordeaux
Region Graves
Sub Region Sauternes
Appellation Sauternes
Grape Variety Muscadelle, Sauternes Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Body Medium
Bottle Size Bottle (0.75)
Label Perfect
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Contents Neck
When to drink? Now
Wine Rating
Cardinal's Rating 92
Price Comparison Fine & Rare Wines: £70.80; Coe Vintners, Nickolls & Perks, Bordeaux Vintners Ltd.: £78;
Tissue Wrap Available? Yes
Tasting Note Available? Yes
Giftbox Available? Yes
Greeting Card Available? Yes

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