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2003 Château Rieussec, Sauternes

2003 Château Rieussec, Sauternes

Ref: BORD0356
White  |  Sweet  |  14% ABV

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.

Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £420.05
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Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Sauternes
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Sweet
ABV% ABV: 14%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2015-2022
SweetnessSweetness: 4
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"Some honey tinge. Very intense slight brulée character on the nose. Very, very sweet – one slightly seeks a bit more acid. Still quite simple – barley sugar at the moment. I’d like a little more acid and complexity  - but this will surely outlive the reds!" Jancis Robinson

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab. 

Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.


Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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Additional Information

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