Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2018 HALF Bottle (37.5cl)


Sweet, Bordeaux, France

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This is a true classic Sauternes from Chateau Rieussec in Bordeaux, this is a Premier Grand Cru Classe made from a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine would make a great option either with or instead of fruit-based desserts or could even match a pate or terrine as a richer way to kick off a meal.

TASTING NOTE: A rich golden colour in the glass. On the nose: With Semillon leading the blend you’ll find lots of apricot with candied lemon zest and a touch of honey. On the palate: It’s full-bodied and smooth, with an almost creamy texture that’s followed by the vibrant acidity from the Sauvignon Blanc, plus the Noble Rot characteristics of more honey, and mineral notes with a lovely sweetness on the finish.14.5% alcohol by volume.

FOOD PAIRING, STORING AND SERVICE: A perfect match for blue cheese, rhubarb dishes, berries and vanilla ice cream. Specific food matches are a fresh fruit tarte, and it goes marvellously with apple or rhubarb crumbles. For a savoury choice, duck pate or blue cheese such as Stilton or Roquefort. Yum! Drink now or hold for another 5 years.

ABOUT: This wine is the Premier Grand Cru Classe of Chateau Rieussec, the famous First Growth Grand Cru of Sauternes. Rieussec’s name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate in the 18th century. Now owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild who also owns Chateau Lafite, they know a thing or two about great wine from the Bordeaux area, both red, white, and sweet!

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14.5% ABV

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Half Bottle (37.5cl)