2017 "R" de Rieussec

"R" d'Rieussec

91Average Score
White
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 81 Marketplace
£75.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

The dry white from Rieussec, the 2017 Rieussec R de Rieussec is close to equal amounts Sémillon and Sauvignon. It has lots of white grapefruit, citrus, and some saline-like minerality to go with a ripe, medium-bodied, vibrant style on the palate. It’s complex, with vibrant acidity and notable elegance, and my money is on it drinking nicely for upwards of a decade.

Score: 92-/100Jeb Dunnuck

Composed of 53% Semillon and 47% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2017 R de Rieussec simply sings of ripe peaches, pink grapefruit and lemon curd with touches of elderflowers, honeysuckle and straw. The palate is medium-bodied and packed with zingy stone fruit and citrus layers, supported by a wicked backbone of freshness, finishing long and minerally. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-92/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2017 R de Rieussec had been bottled 10 days prior to my visit at Lafite-Rothschild. Half was vinified in barrel according to winemaker Eric Kohler, mostly the Sauvignon Blanc and the rest in stainless steel, with a short ageing on the lees until January. It has a simple, light lime flower and green apple scented bouquet, with just a touch of melon in the background. The palate is well balanced with a citric entry. The acidity here is bracing and sharp and there is an attractive lemongrass-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. Fine.

Score: 88-90/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2021 - 2030
F+R Opinion
A visit from Domaines Barons de Rothschild
This week we were honoured to host our long standing partner Domaines Barons de Rothschild's commercial director Jean-Sebastien Philippe for a very special tasting.... It is not every day that one has the opportunity to taste a line up of wines from all of DBR's Bordeaux properties; in fact even individual tastings rarely take place outside of Bordeaux, so we ...
ON July 25, 2019
Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
-
Colour
White
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
-
Colour
White
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. If you continue, we’ll assume you’re happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.