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 6 Bottles
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"The nose is quite mature with burnt toffee, mandarin and barley sugar scents, quite perfumed and intense, although I suggest lacking the class and precision of more recent vintages. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, viscous on the entry with acacia honey, red plums, a hint of marzipan and a dash of spice towards the finish. There is good body here, fine persistence, even if it lacks the finesse of more recent vintages." Neal Martin
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