Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Premier Cru – 2010

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France > Bordeaux > Graves > Sauternes


Chateau Rieussec


White - Sweet


Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon




Chateau Rieussec


Chateau Rieussec






Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2018-2035

The 2010 Rieussec is a blend of 92% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle picked between 15 September and 4 November over four pickings. There are 160 grams per liter of residual sugar. It has a fragrant bouquet of light honeyed fruit, peony and brioche that does not quite have the daring-do of the 2011. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, harmonious with blood orange and quince notes forming toward the composed and elegant finish. This is a delightful Rieussec that I might prefer in its youth than with age. Tasted April 2016.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2014
Drink: 2016-2035

The 2010 Rieussec was missing a little intellect when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle it has become a contender for the finest Sauternes of the vintage. It is blessed with a pure and lifted bouquet with ripe peach, nectarine and honey, hints of shaved ginger poke their head above the surface with aeration. It is very subtle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine...

...tannins, perfectly judged acidity and convincing harmony. This is a sophisticated Sauternes with superb mineralite and outstanding persistency. I will confess that I pinned this as "Yquem" and was both shocked and pleased when its identity was revealed. Go buy. Drink 2016-2035.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011

Sporting 140gms/L residual sugar, the 2010 Rieussec displays impressive clarity on the nose, with fresh pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of lime flower, and tangible minerality. The palate has that "Tropicana" vibe with guava, almond and pineapple that slightly obfuscates the terroir towards the finish. This is a highly enjoyable, comparatively rich 2010 Sauternes, but without the intellect of some of the finest examples of the vintage.

Tasted: 08/01/2011
Author: Ian D'Agata

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Tasted: 04/04/2011
Drink: 2028-2040

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Area under vines: 93 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay
Average of the Vineyards : 35 years
Production: 6000 cases a year
Ageing:in 55% new oak barrels for 18 to 26 months
Grape varieties:
  • Semillon 90%
  • Sauvignon 7%
  • Muscadelle 3%

The Chateau makes two other wines:
  • Carmes de Rieussec :
    • Average Annual Production: 6000 Cases
    • Grape varieties:
      • Semillon 85%
      • Sauvignon 15%

  • Le R de Rieussec :
  • Average Annual Production: 2000 to 3000 Cases
  • Grape varieties:
    • Semillon 85%
    • Sauvignon 15%
  • Chateau de Cosse :
  • Average Annual Production: 1000 to 5000 Cases
  • Grape varieties:
    • Semillon 85%
    • Sauvignon 15%

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    Château Rieussec, Fargues, France


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