white bordeaux

Bordeaux (White)

Although most famous for its red wines, Bordeaux produces outstanding dry whites, the finest of which come from the Graves (Pessac-Léognan) and the Entre-Deux-Mers. Then of course there are the world's most famous sweet white wines from the adjoining appellations of Sauternes and Barsac, the king of which is Château d'Yquem and its wines of legendary longevity. Two grape varieties dominate both the dry and the sweet wines - Sauvignon and Semillon - both of which reach arguably their greatest potential in Bordeaux.

Château Rieussec

The website for Château Rieussec can be found at http://www.lafite.com/eng/Bordeaux-Estates/Chateau-Rieussec

Chateau Rieussec


2003 Château Rieussec, 1er Cru Sauternes Halves x 12
 12 Halves
As with the 2003 Climens, there is disagreement between Robert Parker and Neal Martin. Parker scores the wine at 93-96 (Wine Advocate #152), 94-97 (Wine Advocate #158) and 96 (Wine Advocate #164). Neal Martin gives the wine 91 points (Wine Advocate #207). 
2008 Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes, 2nd wine of Château Rieussec
 12 Bottles
At not much more than a third of the price of the Grand Vin, this is really terrific value. Fabulous complex Sauternes. 

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