Château Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé 1996 - Lot of 3 Bottles
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Château Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé 1996

     
  • Exotic fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Sweet
  • 14% 
  • 2.25L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

One of the richest, most opulent Sauternes wines, it boasts power while remaining well balanced. More info

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 dusty label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Barons de Rothschild
  • More information....

Château Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 8°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras en brioche, Roquefort, Crème brulée à la violette.

Peak: Drink until 2020

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • What the experts say...

    Moins gras et moins flambloyant que son cadet d'un an, le Rieussec 1997 est également moins marqué par le botrytis. Ses arômes d'orange, de caramel et de miel nuancés d'irrésistibles notes de coing ou de kumquat introduisent en bouche un ensemble complexe. (...) Source Robert Parker (1/99)

    Lot presentation
    Château Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    This wine is one of the richest and most opulent in the appellation. Very fruity, revealing notes of sweet spices and vanilla, it is a remarkably complex wine.

    Information about domain Château Rieussec

    Located on the highest point of the municipalities of Fargues and Sauternes, the Château Rieussec neighbours Yquem and is home to a contiguous vineyard planted in sandy clay or gravel clay soil. This cru's reputation bears testimony to the exceptional quality of its wines. The latter feature a well-defined golden hue and are complex, powerful and concentrated.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 3 Bottles
    • Level: 3 into-neck
    • Label: 3 dusty label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Domaines Barons de Rothschild
    • Vintage: 1996
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: Drink until 2020
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 75
    • Volume: 80000 bottles
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 90% Sémillon, 7% Sauvignon, 3% Muscadelle

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    Château Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé 1996

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