"The 2009 Rieussec is a blend of 84% Semillon (relatively low), 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 4% Muscadelle picked between 17 September and 15 October over four pickings. It has a rich and powerful bouquet that overshadows the 2010, decadent ripe quince, peach and dried honey scents, a dab of beeswax developing with time. The palate is wonderfully balanced with botrytis-rich fruit, a multilayered and opulent Rieussec that somehow maintains quite brilliant balance towards the minerally finish. This is one of the great wines from the estate in the modern age.
Wine Advocate: 97
Wine Spectator: 95
In 1984, was bought by the owners of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Domaines Barons de Rothschild. They bought the property in a partnership with Albert Frere. The estate has been modernization since Lafite Rothschild took over, it's has almost doubled in size as well. The Sauternes vineyard of Chateau Rieussec is one of the largest in the Sauternes appellation. The property has great terroir. It sits next to Chateau d’Yquem on the east and Chateau de Fargues is also their neighbor.