Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes 2017 (37.5 cl) |

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Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes 2017 (37.5 cl)
Bordeaux - France
Robert Parker
James Suckling
Wine Enthusiast
  • S$46.00

Wine Type: Sweet Wine
Grape Variety: 94% Semillon, 3% Sauvignon Blanc & 3% Muscadelle
Vintage: 2017
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%

Size: 37.5 cl

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux

Château Rieussec’s second wine is selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Its character consistently reveals a beautiful aromatic range dominated by citrus flavours. Carmes de Rieussec’s name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate in the 18th century.

Almost entirely Sémillon, this wine is rich but not heavy. Lightness comes with the surprisingly intense acidity that balances the rich apricot and honey flavors. For a second wine, this has impressive quality, ready to drink now

  • Deep, golden yellow colour. Superb brightness.
  • The nose presents powerful aromatic expression. This is a characteristic of this very fine white Bordeaux vintage.
  • The attack is elegant with a pleasant lightness, the wine then quickly gains substantial volume on the palate. Supported by a good level of acidity, it remains very fresh. The finish is harmonious, with no heaviness and just the right amount of sweetness.
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