Rieussec 2015

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
TypeStill


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Bordeaux2015RieussecHV160435.00
320.00
cs99 JSAdd to Basket
Bordeaux2015Rieussec

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BT180435.00
295.00
cs99 JSAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

OMG. This is amazing. This is the new 2001. Incredible purity of botrytis and ripeness. Full-on. So driven and precise. Full-bodied, very sweet and electrified. Pineapple jam and mangoes — endless tropical fruits. This ends very clean and is almost tannic on the finish. A truly great Sauternes. Energy. Drink or hold.

Score: 99James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, November 2018


The 2015 Rieussec has a fragrant and quite floral bouquet, scents of yellow flower and earthy aromas filtering through the honeyed fruit. The palate is well balanced with a tang of marmalade and quince on the entry. This is pure and creamy in texture with shades of coconut and crème brûlée toward the punter, friendly finish. Lovely. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Score: 94Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019

The 2015 Rieussec is more backward on the nose compared to the Carmes de Rieussec, with scents of honey, freshly sliced pineapple and almond, a hint of acacia and white flower gently unfurling in the glass. The palate is well balanced, quite tensile and while not as heavy or as viscous as the second wine, there is greater mineralité and finer delineation toward the finish. It is simply a class act. Anticipated maturity: 2022 - 2055.

Score: 96Neal Martin, -, March 2018

The 2015 Rieussec, a blend of 86% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc, was picked over five tries through the vineyard between 9 September and 27 October. "We had a bit of frost towards the end and 10% was harvested afterwards. The quality was affected and this was put into the second wine," winemaker Eric Kohler informed me. This year the grand vin constitutes between one-third and one-fourth of the total crop. It has a fragrant bouquet, of honey, white almond and peach, that is disarmingly seductive. The palate is refined and poised: a lovely thread of acidity here, with a keen mineral-laden finish that leaves the mouth tingling with pleasure. This is a top-tier Rieussec that hits all the right buttons. Drink: 2020 - 2055.

Score: 95/97Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

A blend of 86% Sémillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2015 Rieussec reveals a bright, pale straw-gold color and is a little closed at this youthful stage, yet it offers wonderful purity and depth, featuring notes of lemon marmalade, orange blossoms, beeswax and acacia honey with hints of preserved kumquats and peach compote. Very elegant and fine in the medium to full-bodied mouth, it features a racy backbone cutting through the earthy and citrus layers, finishing long and spicy. 2021 - 2041

Score: 96+Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim Fe), February 2018

The is a phenomenal wine with dried pineapple and pear aromas and flavors. Full, very sweet. Incredible depth and power. Super complex.

Score: 97/98James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016

The 2015 Rieussec is gorgeous. Scents of apricot jam, honey, mint and wild flowers lift from the glass. Delicate and gracious, with terrific freshness, the wine is all polish. Reflecting both the style of the year and the desire to make a slightly lighter Sauternes, the 2015 is rendered in a style the emphasizes finesse over power. The blend is 86% Sémillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc. 2022 - 2045

Score: 97Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018

The 2015 Rieussec is wonderfully polished, nuanced and, dare I say it - restrained - in this vintage. An exotic mélange of apricot pit, peach, white flowers, mint and pineapple make a strong first impression, but it is the wine's overall feel that is most impressive. The 2015 is an especially finessed Rieussec.

Score: 94/97Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016

Not that dark in colour - yet. Very sweet nose with great creamy texture. Big and brawny but it knows what it's doing. Pretty high alcohol. Some savoury notes. Very confident.
Drink 2027-2050

Score: 18Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016

Rieussec is always one of the most popular names of Sauternes and is under the same ownership and management as Chateau Lafite. The 2015 is made from 86% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc. Not available to taste in April 2016.

 Farr Vintners, March 2016

“I’m delighted with this,” winemaker Charles Chevalier enthused, and so he should be, for
this is a superb Sauternes. Rich, exotic and concentrated with nearly 150 grams of sugar,
supported by oak and acidity. Pineapple, citrus and pear flavours are beautifully entwined
here. Drink: 2020-32

Score: 96Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016

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