LES CARMES DE RIEUSSEC
2014 Sauternes Château Rieussec
The 2014 Carmes de Rieussec is a very pretty wine that can be enjoyed now. Candied lemon peel, coconut, pear, chamomile and white flowers meld together nicely in the glass. The Carmes shows the brighter profile that is characteristic of this early-harvested second wine from Rieussec, but with the textural breadth that is typical of the year. Drinking range: 2017 - 2026 Rating: 91 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Feb 2017)
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Sauternes Premier Cru 1855 For several generations, Château Rieussec has been a leading name in Sauternes wines. As early as 1868, Charles Cocks remarked that “Beyond any of the others, Rieussec produces wines that are very similar to Yquem wines”. The modern history of Rieussec, and the beginning of a remarkable rennaissance, starts with the purchase of the estate by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984. A new winery was completed in 1989 and yields restricted to maximise quality. There are 92ha of vineyard, planted with 90% Semillon, 7% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle. Fermentation takes place in barrels from DBR's own cooperage. Aging is 18 to 26 months depending on the year, including 55% in new barrels.
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