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Chateau Rieussec, 1998 Sweet Wine

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Half Bottles - 37.5cl

Bottle size: 37.5cl

Price:

$51.85 USD

22 In Stock

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Description

The wine is light medium gold-colored, with a blockbuster nose of Grand Marnier liqueur intertwined with flower blossoms, smoky new oak, and coconut. Well-integrated wood has resulted in a seamless, full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine with considerable sweetness. This is a stunningly proportioned, beautifully pure wine.


Château Rieussec is a prestigious Bordeaux wine estate located in the Sauternes appellation, within the Bordeaux wine region of France. The estate is well-known for producing sweet white wines, specifically Sauternes, which are crafted from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes affected by noble rot.

Noble rot, or botrytis cinerea, is a beneficial fungus that dehydrates the grapes, concentrating sugars and flavors, resulting in rich, complex, and sweet wines. Sauternes wines, including those from Château Rieussec, are highly regarded for their sweetness, complexity, and aging potential.

Château Rieussec has a history dating back to the 18th century and has been classified as a Premier Cru (First Growth) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Over the years, it has established itself as one of the top producers of Sauternes wines.

Condition

Good level and label

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