In the 18th century, Rieussec belonged to Carmelite monks. During the revolution the estate was confiscated and sold as a “object of national heritage” to the owner of Château La Louvière. Rieussec was ranked premier cru in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux chateaux, but it subsequently changed hands many times, including a spell in the stable of the Gasqueton family of Château Calon-Ségur. It was acquired by the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984.
Loaded with botrytis, this. The nose comes roaring from the glass, all nuts and spice. The palate is very rich and bristles with minerality and spice. This drives subtly forward in highly structured form. Very spicy. Fine grip here. Bowes Wine original note
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