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2015 Rieussec

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The 2015 Rieussec from Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes, Bordeaux

Embarking upon the sensory journey that is the 2015 Rieussec from Chateau Rieussec reveals not only a superlative vintage but also the sublime expression of a Sauternes of great finesse. A vintage graced by the nuanced generosity of Mother Nature, 2015 can be heralded as a golden year for this illustrious estate.


Harmonising Climate and Craftsmanship

The synergy of meteorological benevolence and adept viticulture distinguished the season. The harvest period witnessed quintessential conditions – warm days and cool nights, allowing for the development of Botrytis cinerea, the noble rot imperative to Sauternes' divinity. The result in bottle? An alchemy of depth and precision.

The 2015 Rieussec bears the hallmark characteristics of what connoisseurs have come to esteem from Chateau Rieussec. A rich tapestry of apricot marmalade, candied ginger, and honey-drizzled almonds envelops the palate, buoyed by a beam of citrus verve that imparts an exhilarating tension to the opulent texture. A luxuriantly long finish resonates with hints of saffron and toasted brioche – a testament to its age-worthy structure.


Investing in Liquid Gold

In the echelons of fine wine investment, the demand for remarkable vintages like the 2015 from Chateau Rieussec is ever-consistent. Discerning investors prize not only its nectarous depth but also its potential for graceful evolution over decades in the cellar – a crucial factor in appraising its value prospect.

In summation, investing attention and resources into acquiring this luminary vintage aligns with savvy foresight. The 2015 Rieussec embodies an exceptional climatic narrative and encapsulates all that makes Sauternes an enduring liquid treasure.

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

James Suckling -


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

Tim Atkin -


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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 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.

Neal Martin -, #224, April 2016

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